Food Banks get a much needed financial boost from Lexus dealerships - $5000 each

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May 3rd, 2020



When the need is there the commercial sector inevitably comes through.

Last week the Oakville and Burlington Lexus dealerships came together and wrote a cheque for $10,000 with $5000 going to the Food Banks in each city.

Those were badly needed dollars.

_Lexus dollars to Food BAnk

From the left: Peter Wolfraim, President of the Fare Share Food Bank in Oakville, Frank Apa, the man who signed that cheque on behalf of the Lexus dealerships and Robin Bailey, Executive Director of the Burlington Food Bank.

Burlington Food Bank Robin Bailey was at the Lexus dealership to take part in the photo op – he was standing beside a shiny new Lexus, which he will tell you is about as close as he is ever going to get to owning one of those vehicles.

The donation was very timely; food donations have dropped off during the crisis forcing our Food Banks to purchase their own food for deliveries to families.

For Bailey this was a great way to kick off Spring!

The Burlington Food Bank is now giving out 100% cotton Face Mask to any of their clients who need one.  The masks are a Gazette initiative that involved the Burlington Community Seniors and ECoB – Engaged Citizens of Burlington.

The Gazette donated the cloth and did some of the sewing.  There are currently ten community volunteers sewing masks from cloth provided by the Gazette.

Robin Bailey’s update.

The canned goods and toiletries collection is still on every Monday and Wednesday at St. Matthews Anglican Church on Plains Road – open from noon to 3:00. You can pick up a mask there as well.


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