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4,324 pounds of food, $12,460 donated to South Porcupine Food Bank in November

Food bank thanks sponsors for help in serving 232 people during month
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Shelves at the South Porcupine Food Bank. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

The South Porcupine Food Bank Inc. (SPFB) thanks all our supporters! We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed and donated in November 2020 a total estimated 4,324 lbs of food and $12,460 including: 

  • CDSSAB provided a subsidy grant of $3,500; 
  • Based on shares SPFB has with Timmins Charitable Gaming Association at Jackpot City Timmins and OLG, we received $1,629;  
  • Mennonite Central Committee - Timmins donated $1,500 in Metro grocery gift cards;  
  • Connaught Community Association Bingo Account donated $500;  
  • Temiskaming Preceptory No. 60 OLG Bingo Account donated $500;  
  • Abitibi Lodge No. 540 Bingo Account donated $500;  
  • Marc Lacroix Haunted House Food Drive collected & donated 1,269 lbs of food & $456 in cash;  
  • UWCNEO provided $250 as part of an Area Grant;  
  • Tisdale Mechanical Contracting Ltd. food drive collected & donated 1,500 lbs of food & $123; 
  • ETFO Ontario North East donated $100;  
  • Les Soeurs de l'Assomption de la Ste. Vierge donated $100;  
  • Lemonade stand proceeds raised $91.40;
  • Bible Fellowship Assembly donated $250 and Abundant Grace Ministries donated $25; 
  • Second harvest donated 475 lbs of frozen foods; 
  • Timmins & District SPCA donated 370 lbs of dog food;  
  • The Urban Farm donated 280 lbs of food, and Golden Crust Bakery donated 50 lbs;  
  • Food bins at Food Basics & Porcupine Mall provided 255 lbs of food;  
  • PayPal Giving Fund Canada donated $30 and Canadian On-Line Giving Foundation donated $53; 
  • Food bank clients donated $27; 
  • Other individuals combined donated 125 lbs. of food (including 15 Christmas cakes from Shriners) and $2,825

SPFB shared grocery store gift cards (136 of $25) with our clients.

SPFB has been serving those in need in Timmins and area since 1987, is operated by volunteers, with monthly operating costs in 2020 averaging $10,306 to date. In November we served 232 people (141 adults and 91 children).

In November through collaborative efforts with Anti-Hunger Coalition Timmins and UWCNEO, 49 people received home food deliveries and additional clients received home food deliveries through collaborative efforts with Timmins Native Friendship Centre.

Thanks to all!