The Chateauguay Food Bank is depending on your Support -
Now, and especially on October 4th!
On October 4th, 2014 The Chateauguay Food Bank will be asking for your much needed assistance. Since it’s inception in 1989, the Chateauguay Food Bank has worked diligently on a ongoing basis to meet the need of it’s users. Being a mostly self reliant entity without much corporate sponsorship or direct ‘grocery chain’ donations, they must sometime resort to actually purchasing food in order to ensure that all their clients will have enough to eat.
THE CHATEAUGUAY FOOD BANK NEEDS YOUR HELP- NOW.
Donate Food, Donate Money or Donate Time – especially on October 4th they are counting on your community involvement and help as they go door to door seeking your donations. *Volunteers and drivers are greatly needed to help in the collection and pick up of donations on October 4th.*
Their mandate is one of caring and sharing on a non discriminatory basis. Their mandate is to help low income citizens, and/ or others who due to numerous circumstances, may need a hand up to ensure that their household has a supply of food.
They are not the type of organization that will scrutinize your social assistance identification in order to determine your official status for ‘eligibility’ prior to assisting you. Milt Dodds stated that the Chateauguay based local registered charity trust that if you are actually making an effort to ask for their help , then they believe that you are indeed in need, and in turn merit their assistance.
This perspective in turn assists our community in moving towards better health by providing needy clients with this added nutritional support.
The Chateauguay Food Bank clients vary in age and ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, but they have one thing in common: they are all facing some hardship. Due to illness, short-term crisis, adverse economic conditions, and with the ever increasing cost of living, citizens of all provenances and demographics are finding it increasingly difficult to buy groceries to adequately feed themselves and/or their families.
Milt Dodds has been at the helm of this local registered charity for the last 15 years. In a conversation with Milt, the ChateauguayCitizen.com was informed of the seriousness of the situation and the constant need for alimentary assistance here in Chateauguay.
The Chateauguay Food Bank is seeking donations of food and/or monetary support. A tax receipt can be provided for monetary donations upon request.
Your donation will go directly to feeding individuals and families in our community. Unlike some other local or regional organizations , The Chateauguay Food Bank does not have large grocery chains regularly supplying the warehouse with food or monetary donations.This is why they need you.
If donating food, kindly donate cans or food donations that are not past the sell or ‘use by’ date.
Volunteers are also needed at all times, but especially for the October 4th Food Drive.
DRIVERS and VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!
*Please contact the Chateauguay Food Bank and/or Milt Dodds for all offers of assistance and donations.