In response to rising food and living costs and the increased use of food banks during the holiday season, last week we asked you, our loyal readers, to help us support the Sudbury Food Bank with an online food drive.
The holidays can be a particularly stressful time for all of us, but especially for those in need. The added strain on our local food bank means it needs extra support from caring community members to ensure that no one in our city goes without.
With this in mind, Sudbury.com embarked on a campaign to raise much-needed funds for our food bank.
The Sudbury.com Cares: Food Drive campaign was simple. We secured food packages donated by The Real Canadian Superstore and put them up for sale at $25 apiece through our online pop-up store, to be donated to the Sudbury Food Bank.
Sudbury.com would then match the $25 purchase price to double the donation.
But that’s not all.
We were able to leverage the power of our community to make the donations even bigger by asking our local business partners to match our donation.
A&J Home Hardware, Aaron Taxi, Bestech, Buzzy Brown’s Brasserie, Cambrian Ford, Diggs & Dwellings, Doyle Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, Equipment World Sudbury, FROSKR, Northern Hockey Academy, Northern Law, Palladino Auto Group, Querney’s Office Plus, Ranger’s Cremation & Burial Services, Rastall Mine Supply Limited, SHYFTinc, Skater’s Edge Source for Sports, Spencer Furniture & Lighting, Softub Spas, Sudbury E-bikes, The Ames Team REMAX, Top Steel, Topper’s Pizza and Tulloch Engineering Sudbury all answered the call.
With their support and yours, for each gift card purchased in our pop-up store, every dollar was matched 25 times with all proceeds going directly to the food bank.
In Sudbury, the generosity of our readers and advertisers was translated into a donation of $10,000 for the food bank.
Thank you for helping us to strengthen our community and make the holiday season a bit brighter here in Sudbury.