For the last six weeks, Dan Xilon, Executive Director, Sudbury Food Bank, has been asking Sudburians to consider making cash donations to the food bank in lieu of donating non-perishables, and the Greater Sudbury community has been generous in its support.
Laking Toyota is the latest local business to step up. Owner Chris Laking has matched a gift from the Toyota Motor Corporation to provide a total of $10,000 to the Sudbury Food Bank’s Cash for Cans Campaign.
“We all have a role to play in getting our community through this difficult time. Taking care of one another is how we will get through this pandemic," said Laking
"It was an easy decision to combine the donation from our local team at Laking Toyota with the corporation’s, and give it to the Sudbury Food Bank, which supports so many people in Greater Sudbury.”
In thanking Laking Toyota, Xilon said, “The Sudbury Food Bank supports more than 40 food banks and meal providers. As the provincial emergency measures continue, all of these organizations are seeing increased use. The outpouring of financial support for the Cash for Cans Campaign is making it possible for the Sudbury Food Bank to order increased quantities of food to keep up with the demand. Our goal is ensure that no one goes hungry during the pandemic.”
Here’s how you can contribute to the Cash for Cans Campaign:
- Go online at sudburyfoodbank.ca/donate/
- Mail your cheque to Sudbury Food Bank, 1105 Webbwood Dr., Sudbury ON, P3C 3B6
- Call 705-671-9663 to make a donation over the phone
As of Friday May 1, more than 1,500 donors (businesses and individuals) have contributed to the Cash for Cans Campaign.
The Sudbury Food Bank assists 44 food banks and meal providers. These agencies normally support 8,000 - 8,500 people per month.