Empty Your Pockets for the Food Bank!

Golden Food Bank Director Barb Davies announces a new fundraising program for the local facility.

  • Tue Jun 12th, 2012 8:00pm
  • Life

Barb Davies

Director

Golden Food Bank

The Golden Food Bank is launching a new fundraising campaign called Pennies from Heaven. This campaign is in response to the government’s announcement earlier this year to phase out  the penny from Canada’s coinage system. We will have collection tins circulating at businesses, organizations and events in the community throughout 2012. We are hoping to raise $3000 by the end of 2012. Please join in the fun and ‘empty your pockets for the Food Bank.’ If you are interested in having a tin at an upcoming event or at your business phone the Food Bank to let us know 250-344-2113.

The Board of Directors and staff at the Golden Food Bank would like to acknowledge the support we have received from the community in kicking off this campaign. Numerous businesses and organizations in town have stepped up to offer their support. We are very grateful for the energy and creativity shown by Ms. Savage’s Grade 2/3 class at Alexander Park. They decorated the tins that will be circulating in the community. Kicking Horse Culture will be supporting the Pennies from Heaven campaign at Summer Kicks 2012. Their first event kicks off Wednesday, June 20. The Golden Golf Course Community Day was held on Tuesday, June 12 in support of the Golden Food Bank. They will be collecting pennies for the Food Bank throughout the summer at the Kicking Horse Grill.

Thank you Golden for supporting the Golden Food Bank – every penny makes a difference to those in need. We promise to keep you posted of our running tally throughout 2012.