The City of Peterborough and Wolfe Personal Injury Lawyers presented Kawartha Food Share with a cheque for $12,625.88 on Wednesday (February 7) at Kawartha Food Share’s warehouse at 665 Neal Drive.
The funds came from the city’s two-hour free holiday parking promotion that ran from November 25 to December 31 at all downtown municipal parking spaces, including on-street parking, municipal parking lots, the King Street Parking Garage, and the Simcoe Street Parking Garage.
Parking fees that were voluntarily paid at pay-and-display machines, parking meters, or via the HotSpot App during the free two-hour period were donated to Kawartha Food Share. The promotion was sponsored by Wolfe Personal Injury Lawyers.
Peterborough mayor Jeff Leal and Town Ward councillors Alex Bierk and Joy Lachica, along with Bill Wolfe of Wolfe Personal Injury Lawyers, presented the cheque to Kawartha Food Share general manager Ashlee Aitken.
“The two-hour free holiday parking promotion is a true win-win scenario that collects much-needed donations for the Kawartha Food Share, while encouraging people to enjoy the shopping, dining and entertainment of downtown businesses,” Mayor Leal said in a media release. “Thanks to everyone who participated, and special thanks to Bill Wolfe for his ongoing sponsorship.”
For his part, Wolfe thanked shoppers and residents for making voluntary donations during the holiday season.
“These funds, through the support of Kawartha Food Share, will help to put food on the tables for people,” he said.
Kawartha Food Share currently helps more than 9,000 people every month through its 36 member agencies. It supports four meal programs, seven city food banks, six housing projects, seven county food banks, and over 20 food cupboards across the city and county of Peterborough.
“We are so thankful for the continued support of the City of Peterborough and the local shoppers for donating to Kawartha Food Share each and every December,” Aitken said. “This year, more than ever before, we needed this donation to help us restock our shelves.”