Avenue Living Communities Launches Avenue Giving 2022 Food Drive
Avenue Living Communities has officially begun its Avenue Giving 2022 Food Bank Drive to help those in need this holiday season.
As part of the initiative, residents of Avenue Living Communities throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are encouraged to donate non-perishable foods and other essential items through Food Banks Canada. All donations will be distributed to 17 local food banks and directly support citizens struggling with food insecurity. Online cash donations will also be accepted.
“As we enter the unofficial Season of Giving, we are pleased to be empowering our residents to help meet some very important needs throughout our communities,” said Tara Main, the Vice President of Marketing at Avenue Living Communities. “It is no secret that food costs have drastically risen, and there has been a 35 per cent increase in food bank reliance across the country since 2019. In keeping with our Core Value of being In It Together, this four-week campaign is designed to help alleviate some stress on Canadians who would otherwise go hungry this holiday season.”
Beginning Nov. 21 and operating through Dec. 16, Avenue Living Communities will be dropping off donation bags and notices to many of its residents outlining how they can participate. Those residents can then leave their donations outside their suite’s front door. At the remaining properties, items can be brought to a collection bin inside their building’s management office. Team members from Avenue Living Communities will then collect all items and deliver them to various nearby food banks.
According to Food Banks Canada, the most sought-after non-perishable food items currently are canned beans and tomatoes, crackers, mushroom soup, pancake mix, peanut butter, rice and holiday fixings such as boxed stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy packages. However, all non-perishable foods – as well as infant foods and formula, bathroom tissue, diapers and personal hygiene products – will be gladly accepted.
Those opting to donate online can do so HERE through Canada Helps with all funds being used to purchase food for less-fortunate Canadians from coast to coast.