The Sudbury Food Bank has announced a record distribution of funds to its member agencies over the past six months.
“Because of the incredible effort put forward by our citizens, the BDSFB Board of Directors is proud to announce the largest six-month single distribution of funds to our members since our inception,” said a press release from the food bank.
“BDSFB has distributed $379,438.69 to the agencies that we support to feed our regions hungry. The funds were supplied in two parts, the regular give and a one-time COVID assistance allotment.”
The food bank’s board of directors said it wished to give its “sincerest thanks” to the community “for their incredible assistance during this challenging pandemic.”
The agency also thanked its 44 member agencies and their volunteers for their efforts to feed the region’s hungry.
“The many ingenious ways they were all able to continue supplying services through COVID spoke volumes as to their dedication to our community, their creativity, and resourcefulness of our agencies’ staff and volunteers,” the press release said.
“Food banks and meal programs have assisted over 10,000 hungry people each month, a challenging number that has grown during this pandemic and may very well continue to grow.” said the food bank’s executive director, Dan Xilon.
“With this give; since BDSFB’s beginnings, we have collected and distributed over $42,391.000.00 in perishable and nonperishable food stocks and funds, to our Member Agencies to assist our region’s less fortunate,” said Greater Sudbury Police Chief Paul Pedersen, chair of the food bank’s board of directors.
“$10,333.418.00 of this was in actual fiscal donations which is all thanks to the incredible support of the people, partners, businesses in our communities and the hundreds of volunteers that give their time to make the programs successful.”
Learn more about the food bank online at www.sudburyfoodbank.ca.