Those in need of emergency food assistance can receive a specially designed food card in pre-determined denominations. As an alternative or supplement to the food bank, those in need may do their grocery shopping at any of the participating grocery stores in Woodstock and Ingersoll with freedom, dignity and choice. Funding for this program comes mainly through the donation of quarters by the generous public at the grocery stores, and through public donations. Available at The Meeting Place drop in centres in Woodstock and Ingersoll.
Help The Hungry – Shut Down All Food Banks
Youtube Clip, March 17 2015
Shutting Food Bank First Step in Program to add Respect To Feeding Hungry
By Edward Keenan, The Toronto Star, Sunday February 8, 2015
25 Cents Helps Feed The Poor
100 Huntley Street, Sept, 22 2010
CBC – The National – Food For Friends
CBC News – The National April 6 2015 clip highlighting Food for Friends
A big thank you goes out to the following businesses and church who generously sponsored our new Food For Friends Awareness Banners!
TD Bank Ingersoll
First Ontario Credit Union
Maranatha Christian Reformed Church
Donations can be made at the tills of the following grocery stores in Woodstock: Sobeys, Foodland, Rexall, Shoppers Drug Mart, Steve’s Automotive, Giant Tiger, Food Basics and Pharmasave. In Ingersoll: Foodland, Independent Grocer, and Giant Tiger, Pharmasave
or mail donations directly to : Operation Sharing PO Box 20081 Woodstock, Ontario N4S 8X8
Registered Charity # 894412584RR0001