We've provided 3,334 grocery hampers to families and individuals in need. This would not have been possible without our community donors.
We are especially grateful for the continuous support of United Way Cape Breton and United Way Canada. United Way funding for the Good Food Packs program is used to provide family, individual, and school grocery hampers to those in need.
Without the financial support of United Way, at both the regional and national levels, our response to COVID-19 would not be what it is.
The group “Garbage Night” has moved their musical talent to Facebook Live to raise money for a community cause each week. Their $6,000 donation to the Good Food Packs program will provide 171 grocery hampers to local school children.
The Salvation Army generously donated a truckload of donated McCain’s potatoes. Their donation has helped fill the grocery hampers for Good Food Packs recipients. The donation was delivered by Fr Bill Burke, pastor, and Jamie Bates, volunteer, at St Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish in Sydney.
We are incredibly grateful to these community organizations for their support and donations since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
We would also like to thank the dedicated volunteers and New Dawn staff who have spent countless hours unloading deliveries, preparing bags, and delivering hampers.
It is truly amazing what can be accomplished when a community comes together. Your combined donations and volunteerism have been essential in our efforts to help feed community members experiencing food insecurity and financial barriers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.