We’ve been advocating for some time now to contact your neighbours, family and friends just to say hello and to see how they are doing. You’d be amazed just how much that helps someone that feels shut out or blocked off from the community. There’s a lot of stress that comes with the feeling of being scared or nervous to interact right now. Today we received a donation and it came along with a letter…

“Dear friends of the Burlington Food Bank- I have a group of wonderful neighbours. Several men made sure that my driveway was cleared when we had snow and they made sure the end of the driveway was cleared after the plow had come through. My husband had terminal cancer and it was a relief to know that I didn’t have to go out shovelling – especially when he could not help me. So in appreciation for their kindness, I am making this donation to your organization. There are many in need in Burlington and I know that you help in so many ways.”

We want to thank this donor and thank those neighbours of hers for looking out for a family that’s struggling and helping them out. Our condolences because it sounds like you’ve lost your husband but more importantly that you have neighbours and friends looking out for you.  Please do encourage one another to continue to do this for neighbours.

If you are in need or know of someone who could use our help PLEASE have them email us at info@burlingtonfoodbank.ca or call 905-637-2273 to make arrangements to have food dropped at their door or make arrangements to pick it up through our curb-side pickup option. If you are a resident in Burlington, we are all here to help. Don’t struggle – give us a call.