Shorelines at Kawartha Downs has donated 200 frozen turkeys to Kawartha Food Share for the Thanksgiving weekend.
“This donation could not come at a better time,” says Kawartha Food Share general manager Ashlee Aitken. “Healthy proteins are the hardest type of food for us to acquire for our foodbanks, and this donation will help feed a lot of hungry families this Thanksgiving weekend.”
Shorelines at Kawartha Downs has always been a supporter of for Kawartha Food Share, by volunteering in the warehouse, hosting food drives, and donating hams and turkeys during the holiday season.
“Management and staff at Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs are very thankful that we can help out the food banks in the area at this busy time of year,” says Andy LaCroix, executive director of stakeholder relations at Shorelines at Kawartha Downs.
With client numbers on the rise at Kawartha Food Share, member agencies are also very excited about this donation. They will begin picking up their turkeys from the Kawartha Food Share warehouse on Thursday morning (October 6) to distribute to people who use area foodbanks.
“Shorelines donation of turkeys allows our food pantry to provide families with a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner,” says Steve Wooldridge of St. Vincent De Paul Food Panty Peterborough. “It will provide needy families with not just one meal but two or more meals, making the turkeys donated a great and welcomed gift for us to distribute to our deserving families.”
If you want to volunteer or make a donation to Kawartha Food Share, call Ashlee Aitken at Kawartha Food Share at 705-745-5377 ext 200. You can also make an online donations at www.kawarthafoodshare.com.