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$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.

A local business has also donated this handy tool-box-type backpack.

A local business has also donated this BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX* cordless pruner kit, equipped with a 1.5Ah battery.

A local business has also donated this 174-piece universal socket set.

6. $100 Gift Certificate to Thorganic Farms

The winner of this Father's Day prize pack will also receive a $100 gift certificate to Thorganic Farms, a local butcher who's beef is 100% organic black Angus beef!

7. Flying Monkeys Prize Pack

Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery has donated a six-pack of beer (four Raving Loops of Computer Music Amber Lager and two Juicy Ass American IPA), a Flying Monkeys T-shirt, four coasters and a branded lanyard.

To enter this raffle draw fundraiser, you can visit Fresh Food Weekly's online shop to purchase raffle draw tickets. It's $10 for one ticket and $20 for three tickets. The raffle draw will take place on June 8th, along with the Signed John Tavares jersey raffle draw contest. Father's Day is on June 18th, 2023.

Because there are so many heavy items, this raffle draw fundraiser is only available to people who live in Barrie, Ontario, or within 50km of Barrie, or to people who are willing to meet at a pick-up location within 50km of Barrie.

Other Ways to Donate

If you would like to make a direct donation to Fresh Food Weekly, you can donate by:

  1. Directly through the Fresh Food Weekly website under the 'Donate' tab, by credit card or PayPal (you'll be asked if you would like a charitable tax receipt upon checkout). There's also an option for you to donate on-going on a monthly basis.

  2. Directly through Canada Helps (you'll automatically receive a charitable tax receipt from Canada Helps). There's also an option for you to donate on-going on a monthly basis.

  3. By e-transfer to If you would like a charitable tax receipt for your e-transfer donation, please also send an email to, with your legal name and address please :). You can also set-up automatic monthly e-transfer donations to Fresh Food Weekly as well, through your online banking.

Thank you for helping to feed low-income families living in Barrie and Innisfil with fresh and locally-sourced food. The cost of groceries is just totally unbelievable right now, so if you're able to help feed hungry families right here in your own backyard, they would very much appreciate it.

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