Bob & Carol Bellamy’s Annual Christmas Food Drive
10,230 lbs of food & $16,541. collected so far!
For 8 years we have combined our annual Calendar delivery with a collection for the Barrie Food Bank. We are already planning our 9th Annual Christmas Food Drive for Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 1 – 4 pm at 103 Vancouver St.
What we do: First we attach information flyers to empty Food Bank bags and deliver them in advance to the homes in the pick-up area, (plus to many of our loyal clients outside the pick-up area as well.) The flyers let the neighbours know the date & time we will be delivering their calendars & collecting their donations. Then we decorate a float & load it with calendars & candy canes, complete with Christmas Carols ready to play! We enjoy an afternoon with our neighbours & their children as they join us on our parade route – enjoying the true spirit of the Season – wearing elf hats and singing Christmas Carols as we deliver calendars & candy canes & collecting Food Bank donations. What a blast & a win-win for our neighbours & the Barrie Food Bank. Then it’s back to our home for hot chocolate, cookies, & chili for all the helpers – while we await the results of the weigh-in & cash donation total.
LET’S CONTINUE THIS ANNUAL EVENT WORKING TOGETHER SO THAT NO ONE HAS TO GO HUNGRY!
Thank you & Merry Christmas! Bob & Carol Bellamy
“Thank you so much for running your annual food drive. Your support and enthusiasm is amazing.”
Peter Sundborg, Executive Director, Barrie Food Bank