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Thanksgiving Meal Box

Updated: Sep 27

Hello again friends of Fresh Food Weekly,


Today we are happy to announce that for the month of October, we will be delivering two meal boxes to 75 families in need, for a total of 150 meal boxes. Our first October delivery day will be the Thanksgiving meal box and we'll be delivering it to recipients on Thursday, October 5, 2022.

We're very excited to be able to offer each recipient their choice of either a turkey or ham (sizes depend on the number of people in the recipient's household), thanks to both Joe's No Frills and Zehrs off Bryne Drive in Barrie.


New Donor

We also have a new donor this month with Karen Macintosh, who owns both the Canadian Toggle Fashion House, as well as Ritchies Wings & Salads. Karen will be putting together a lovely women's care package for each of the Thanksgiving meal boxes going to a household with at least one lady. She'll also be doing a food donation for the October 19th meal boxes - more information on this later.


Thanksgiving Meal Box Contents

Here is a full list of the items that will be included in our Thanksgiving meal boxes:

Turkey or Ham

Joe's No Frills & Zehrs on Bryne Dr.

Carrots

Onions

Dominion Farm Produce Ltd.

Beets

Potatoes

Pepper Squash

Harris Farms

Butternut Squash

Harris Farms

Pie Pumpkin

Harris Farms

Garlic

Harris Farms

Celery

Gaetano's Green Acres Inc.

Romaine Lettuce

Gaetano's Green Acres Inc.

Leaf Lettuce

Gaetano's Green Acres Inc.

Cucumber

Harris Farms

Apples

Hewgill Orchards

Bread

Eggs

Cheese

Butter

Cranberry Sauce

Joe's No Frills

Stove Top Stuffing Mix

Joe's No Frills

Desserts including butter tarts, pies, and Portuguese pastries.

Gluten-free Pasta

Morning Rounds

Women's Care Package

Canadian Toggle Fashion House

Finally, I would like to give a big thank you to all the food businesses and farmers who are contributing their goods to these meal boxes. I would also like to thank all of our donors who have sponsored a low-income family living in Barrie. Without you guys, none of this would be possible. Thank you for your generosity and kindness - all 75 families wouldn't be getting a Thanksgiving dinner without your support.


Sponsor or Apply

If you would like to sponsor a low-income family in Barrie with a meal box for only $45, please contact Leah Dyck at ffwbarrie@gmail.com to make arrangements to pay by cash or e-transfer. If you are a living in a low-income household and would like to apply for a meal box, please fill out our application form.

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