Sunday - start Sharing the Love to get the Food Bank drive underway - runs for a week. Drop off at fire stations

By Staff

February 10th, 2022



In Burlington someone somewhere is doing a food drive or a bottle collection.  This city has seen some very impressive events that has people pulling together to to meet the needs of those who need help.

People just drive over with bins of food. They know the need and they know where to go.

The Burlington Food Bank has been the landing location for the tonnes of food that have been collected.

A week or so ago we were sent a brightly coloured flyer announcing a week long drive that is to begin on Sunday the 13th and run through to Saturday the 19th.

The One Burlington (the group that has organized this event) asks people to drop food off at any of the fire halls or to those supermarkets that have Burlington Food Bank bins,

For people who can’t get to a fire hall easily and don’t get to a supermarket because they can’t afford to buy much of the food they need Dan Hall will pick it up.

Let us tell you more about One Burlington and Dan Fraser  and his wife Merrilee

They are part of One Burlington which was formed when Rory Nisan held a candle lit vigil in Civic Square the day after Muslims were murdered at the mosque in Quebec city in 2017 and out of that came a group named One Burlington that wanted to work towards bridging the gap between different cultural groups in the city.

In the past they have held events that pull people together to share common values and just plain get to know one another.

People that know each other have difficulty hating each other.  Burlington has had a few situations that called for the police to investigate hate motivated behaviour.

One Burlington

Something clicked and people felt there was a need for something that would and could pull people together.

The One Burlington Community Festival held in 2018 was an incredible success – One Burlington was now a part of the community.

When the One Burlington leadership held a regular meeting to plan for the months ahead Dan Fraser suggested that a week-long food drive was necessary.  His wife, Merrilee, explained that the person who suggests ends up leading the initiative.

The Share the Love food drive has gotten off to a wonderful start. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated $15,000 and supermarkets across the city are donating gift cards.

The need at the Food Bank is close to critical.

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