CHEX-Peterborough, 100.5 Fresh Radio101.5 The Wolf thank you for supporting the Three Loonies on the Street annual fundraiser for Kawartha Food Share in conjunction with Corus Feeds Kids.  On Friday December 16th we broadcast live from the corner of King and George, Downtown Peterborough and collected over $100,000 to help feed families in need in our community.

Over the past 16 years, the Three Loonies have raised more than $1,300,000 for local families in need.  This is a milestone by any standard but unfortunately poverty and hunger is growing in our city and the need has never been more urgent.  If you’d like to make a donation, please keep reading.

What does a food bank client “look like”?  Well to start, 35 percent of food bank beneficiaries are children.  Close to half of all food bank clients are boys and girls under the age of eighteen.  A growing number of food bank clients are individuals who work multiple minimum wage jobs.  These people are the ever growing socio-economic group of the working poor.  Close to 65 percent of individuals accessing food banks are rental tenants.  When it comes to housing, one quarter of Canadians spend 30 percent or more of their monthly income on rent and utilities, leaving them susceptible to poverty, homelessness and hunger.  People rely on food banks for a multitude of reasons.  Each person who has accessed a food bank has their own challenges that they must face.  Receiving adequate food is a right.  It is not a privilege.  And you can help…

All it takes is one Loonie to make a big difference!

For Every $1 donated, Kawartha Food Share can purchase up to $6 worth of food. For every $1 donated, they’re able to distribute $6 worth of food. Cash donations allow KFS to get food through many different sources including bulk purchases, food drives and other food programs. Cash donations also let KFS purchase food that is needed the most.

You can do this one of three ways:

1. Make a donation in person at the Kawartha Food Share office at 665 Neal Drive.

2. Send a cheque or money order to:

Kawartha Food Share

665 Neal Drive, Unit 1

Peterborough, ON K9J 6X7

3. Make a safe online donation at the Canada Helps webpage. CLICK HERE.

Charitable Registration Number: 88063 7624 RR0001

On behalf of Peter Blodgett and The Three Loonies – thank you for your support!

Many donors will be mentioned on-air that morning and post event.

We are also grateful to the following for their support:

Charles W Burge
Canadian Hockey Enterprises
Gary & Jean Carr
Cheslers Shoes
Dr. Harold McCartney
Ferndale Bible Church Ladies Bible Study
Fortify Network Solutions
David Gifford
Martin Lang
Gordon & Suzanne Meridew
Jim Park
Paul Osborne Auto Body
Pete’s Repair
Todd & Wendy Rozon
Women’s Art Association & Culinary 2