With the support of the Brock community, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), which represents support staff from across the University, recently held a successful food drive for Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold.
On Saturday, June 25, the OSSTF Food Drive collected 1,800 pounds of non-perishable food — valued at $5,778 based on the average cost of food per pound — as well as roughly $1,000 in monetary donations. As part of a separate campaign to raise enough money to help Community Care feed 100 families, the OSSTF also collected $2,650 in online donations.
While the initiatives were successful, the work isn’t over yet.
Bins collecting non-perishable food items for Community Care will remain on campus until Sunday, July 17. Monetary donations can also be made online until that time.
The OSSTF is now working on a Give to Grow initiative with Small Scale Farms. The sustainable, collaborative fundraiser will see either $10 of fresh produce or $5 cash donated to Community Care each time a bag of produce is purchased from the local food hub.
More information is available at givetogrow.ca