The Barrie Food Bank is an invaluable resource to our local community. They do special food drives at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. What happens the other 49 weeks of the year?
Unfortunately our current economy means that more and more people and families have to turn to the Food Bank for assistance. It’s amazing how our lives can change in a heartbeat with a lost job or serious injury. Well, a group of 12 prominent, generous women have decided to step up and make us pay attention one extra time this year! 12 Ladies in A Tent has been formed to raise awareness, money and food for the Barrie Food Bank as part of the Helping Hands for Hungry Homes initiative, and wouldn’t it be great to help them reach their goal of 150,000 pounds of food!
The event will be taking place at the Allandale Station Park, just by the Southshore Community Centre, from June 8-12. They are looking for cash donations, food donations, event sponsors and you can get more information by visiting their website at www.helpinghandsforhungryhomes.com. Hope to see you there!