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On Track for Food – Saturday, August 17th 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

ALL ONBOARD! Rotary Club of Port Hope and The Cleveland Pendock Railway present a fundraiser for the Port Hope Fair Share Food Bank. On Track for Food featuring more than 400 feet of model railway track, miniature villages and garden scale trains. All Proceeds to Port Hope Fare Share Food Bank When:  Saturday, August 17th…

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Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank Launches CANstruction® Event 

CANstruction

Cobourg, ON – November 12, 2018 One CAN make a difference. In 2019, the Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank is launching it’s largest food drive & community team building effort to date. A CANstruction® event will take place from Saturday, March 9th to March 15th, 2019 at the Northumberland Mall. An example structure will be…

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September is Hunger Action Month

Take Action Against Hunger - Feed The Change

  September is Hunger Action Month. 4 million Canadians are food insecure and struggle to put enough food on the table. Every day they face tough decisions about how to make ends meet. This is a time where we like to highlight what you can do to help alleviate hunger in your community. There are…

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Food insecurity in Northumberland isn’t going away

In case you missed it in Northumberland News, we talked with journalist Sarah Hyatt about the state of the local food banks and hunger in our community. Cobourg and Port Hope food banks are distributing hundreds of thousands of pounds of food every year. And while the need never seems to go away, donations sure…

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Golf Tournament raises over $34,000!!

On June 15th , the 6th annual George Leger Memorial Golf 4 the Food Bank golf tournament was held at Dalewood Golf Club. The day certainly delivered! Perfect sunny weather saw more than 90 golfers participate in the day’s event. 42 hole sponsorships and over 85 merchants contributed to the success of the tournament.  Between…

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Kawartha Credit Union donates $2,000

Thank you to the Cobourg branch of the Kawartha Credit Union, who this week presented Executive Director Rick Riley with a cheque for $2,000 as a part of their grant program. ‘Kawartha Credit Union has been a huge supporter of Fare Share for many years. Between food drives and fundraisers and great initiatives like this…

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Food Bank receives $20,000 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant

Last night we celebrated our annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Cobourg Columbus Centre. In addition to our normal festivities, we were presented with our commemorative plaque from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for a grant that we received in 2017 for a part-time administrator. Please see the below press release with the details of the…

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Giant Tiger – Fare Share Food Bank Day!

This year, the Giant Tiger store has declared this Tuesday Dec. 5th, “Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank Day”. Help to feed your neighbours while you Christmas shop or grocery shop. When you spend $1 or more, Giant Tiger will donate a dollar. Giant Tiger has provided us with ongoing support throughout the year. Many in-store…

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October & November Events

The Egg Farmer’s of Ontario are running a contest on Facebook to give away 600 dozen eggs to the food banks with the most votes. Since we are competing with Food 4 All for this, we decided that everyone should vote for them and that way all of the member organizations and charities that belong…

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Upcoming Fall Events

The month of September – The Ontario Association of Food Banks is calling September – Hunger Action Month. They are inviting Ontarians to help address hunger through four key actions: educate, advocate, volunteer and donate. As an active Food bank that relies on the OAFB for support, we are trying to highlight the ways in…

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