Recently Rabideau Law & Rabideau Debt Law hosted a Food & Fund Drive to help contribute to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region’s #DIGIN event on May 2nd, 2015.
We could not be more thrilled to announce that not only did we reach our goal of 25 boxes but we actually managed to surpass it! In total we raised 630 lbs of food and $180 in donations. That’s enough to provide 1,032 meals for our neighbours in need!
We could not have done it without the support of the other offices in our building. A BIG thanks goes out to Primal, Quadriga Business Centre Ltd., Square, Nutrafarms, MappedIn, Chalk.com, RENOMii & SigmaXL! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
WHY DIG IN?
- 1 in 20 Waterloo Region residents needed food assistance last year
- 46% of households needing assistance are families with children
- The Food Bank of Waterloo Region will need enough food and funds to provide 360,000 meals this summer alone
MORE ABOUT THE FOOD BANK
The Food Bank distributes 20,000 lbs of non-perishable food to food programs in Waterloo Region each week.
In Waterloo Region during 2010:
26,500 residents of Waterloo Region sought emergency food assistance
38% were children
10% were working poor
24% were disabled
Over 48,000 people in Waterloo Region are living below the poverty line (2006 census).
Currently 1 in 20 people in Waterloo Region is hungry… 37% of those are children.
To Find Out More About How You Can Help visit www.thefoodbank.ca