Donations still accepted for Community Care food drive

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.

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