Great Holiday Food Drive Express - December 11th!

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What started as soup prepared in Leone Taylor’s kitchen has grown to the distribution of 5,400 lbs. of food by Community Care St. Catharines & Thorold to over 100 households per day, 5 days a week (includes individuals and families) - and the need doesn't stop there. 31% percent of all clients served at the foodbank during the pandemic have been children and youth, with 13% of St. Catharines' total population accessing their services.

This year, we have a new take on an old tradition and we're hoping YOU can help create some holiday magic with us!

On Friday, December 11th – the Great Holiday Food Drive EXPRESS bus is making its rounds throughout St. Catharines and Thorold 6am - 6pm, beginning at Market Square, to make helping those in need in our community a little easier. Bring your food and monetary donations to one of the drop off locations below to help us STUFF A BUS for Community Care. 

 

BUS SCHEDULE

ARRIVE

DEPART

LOCATION

6:00 AM

7:30 AM

Market Square

8:00 AM

8:30 AM

Zehrs @ Fairview Mall

9:00 AM

9:30 AM

Freshco (Ontario St)

10:00 AM

10:30 AM

Real Canadian Super Store

11:00 AM

12:30 PM

Zehrs @ Pen Centre

1:00 PM

1:30 PM

Foodland (Thorold)

2:00 PM

2:30 PM

Freshco (Welland Ave)

3:00 PM

6:00 PM

Market Square

 

Want to drop your donation off sooner? Here’s a list of locations accepting donations for The Great Holiday Food Drive Express anytime leading up to December 11th

ST. CATHARINES

MNP - St. Catharines
395 Ontario Street, St. Catharines

Food Basics
149 Hartzel Rd, St. Catharines

FreshCo
286 Bunting Rd, St. Catharines
318 Ontario Street, St. Catharines

Metro
101 Lakeshore Rd, St. Catharines

No Frills
525 Welland Ave, St Catharines 
581 Lake St, St. Catharines

Sobeys
400 Scott Street, St. Catharines
343 Glendale Ave, St. Catharines

Real Canadian Superstore
411 Louth St, St. Catharines

Zehrs
Fairview Mall
Pen Centre 

THOROLD

City Hall
3540 Schmon Pkwy, Thorold

Foodland
9 Pine St N, Thorold

Front Row Sports – Thorold
133  Front Street North, Thorold

Post Office – Savona’s Grocery
45 Bridge Street, East (Port Robinson East) Port Robinson

Print Three
15 Towpath Street Unit 1, Thorold

Public Works/Operations Centre
3651 Thorold Townline Rd. Thorold
 
Rolling Meadows Bible Chapel
54 Sunset Way (Rolling Meadows – Thorold South) Thorold
 
Thorold Community Activities Group
131 Richmond St, Thorold

 


Texting / Online Donations

If you can’t make it out to one of the stops but still want to help, consider heading online or texting in your donation. Monetary donations are income tax receipt eligible and allows Community Care to stretch dollars 5 - 1.

For example: instead of buying a can of beans for Community Care, if you donate the money instead they can leverage partnerships with various grocery stores to buy 5 cans of beans for that same price. 

TEXTING: you can text GIVE to 20222 right now to make a $10 or $25 donation directly to Community Care St. Catharines and Thorold.  

ONLINE:  visit https://www.communitycarestca.ca/the-great-holiday-food-drive to make a donation

 

Here's what Your Monetary Donation Can Do

$25 – provides a week of healthy snacks to a local student
$40 – provides fresh produce for 10 families
$50 – puts a week’s worth of food on the table for a local senior
$100 – provides a holiday meal for a family of four
$250 – stocks the food bank with milk for a week
$500 – Provides eggs to stock the shelves at the food bank for a month
$1000 – Be a holiday hero