Hey Barrie Concerned Citizens!
So I just wanted to let you all know that we are still looking for help with sponsoring low-income families here in #Barrie. There are actually families and children starving right now.
One of our recipients is a 50-something-year-old single mom raising her 20-year-old autistic son, working like a dog all the time. All she can afford to eat is one sandwich a day.
The horrible truth is, this is pretty normal for a lot of people working low-wage jobs – especially here in Barrie where it’s mostly low-wage jobs and is ranked the third-most expensive housing market in Canada.
Another recipient can’t even afford to buy a box of birthday cake mix so she can bake her young son a cake for his birthday.
There are thousands of families here in Barrie struggling to survive right now and the food bank is only giving them enough food to last a week – maybe – and that’s not including toilet paper either.
This month, our July meal boxes cost $41 but are valued at $100.
If you would like to help a struggling family in a BIG way by purchasing a meal box for them, please send me a PM.
ALSO, this is kinda awesome…
Koolfmbarrie and Rock 95 put together this really fantastic radio advertisement for Fresh Food Weekly’s monthly meal box delivery program that will be airing for the rest of July 👏😃.
I thought I would also show you a few screenshots I took of some texts and emails I received after the June meal boxes were delivered.
As you can see, the recipients of our program are super thankful to be getting your help. Thank you to those who have supported this program last month, and thank you to those who can support the vulnerable in our community this month 🙏❤️.
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