$4K Away From $100K in First 12 Months
When Fresh Food Weekly was first launched in June 2021, all we did was deliver produce and bread items to low-income families (in Barrie only). This food was completely donated by local farmers and food businesses and so we didn't need to raise any money. However, in June 2022, we started fundraising so we could pay for staple items such as milk, butter, cheese, eggs, toilet paper, meat and of course, produce and bread items. And then in July 2022, we finally achieved charitable status, which definitely helps with our fundraising efforts because we could start giving donors charitable tax receipts!
Since we started fundraising in June 2022, we've raised $96K! And now we would like to make one final push to raise an additional $4K by May 31, 2023. We would like to raise a grand total of $100,000 in the first 12 months [of raising money] so we can continue to feed low-income families living in Barrie and Innisfil with the staple items they need to eat healthy. Furthermore, we spend just over $4,100 every four weeks to buy fresh food in bulk for our current 75 program recipients, so if we can pull in another $4,000, it's another month of feeding 75 families who rely on this program.
Enter Our Father's Day Raffle Draw Contest
One of the ways you can help us raise the final $4,000 is by entering our Father's Day prize pack raffle draw contest! This Father's Day prize pack has a retail value of $1,150 and includes a ton of every dad's favourite gadgets, including:
1. Napoleon 10,500 BTU Portable Propane Gas Grill
Napoleon, located right here in Barrie, has donated this brand new portable BBQ grill to Fresh Food Weekly to help us raise money so we can keep feeding low-income families in our community.
2. Two Toronto Blue Jays Tickets
A local business has donated two tickets to watch a Toronto Blue Jays home game sometime in June! The tickets are in section 125, row 16, right behind the Toronto Blue Jay's dugout.