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In just a few hours,, readers and local businesses raise $10K for the Sudbury Food Bank

Thanks to your contributions, we’re helping to fill the shelves at our local food bank this holiday season

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, embarked on a campaign to raise much-needed funds for our food bank.

The 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. 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.


Riley Barsanti, Community Cares team

About the Author: Riley Barsanti, Community Cares team

Riley is a Communications Specialist and member of the Village Media Cares Team, whose mission is to create meaningful, long-lasting and positive change in the communities we serve.
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