It's an incredible "one day miracle." Each year, the residents of Welland band together and give generously to help their neighbours in need. Starting at 10:00am, volunteers will drive every street in Welland, loading up their vans and pick up trucks with food left by front doors. The food gets brought to Club Richelieu on River Road to be unloaded from the route vans and trucks, packed up into boxes and loaded on to big transport trucks. Those transport trucks bring the food to our food bank warehouse and the other two Welland food banks. The food collected on this one day stocks our shelves for many months.
How can you help:
- Buy a little extra at the grocery store this week, see the most needed item list below.
- Put out food on your front porch or by your door in a visible location by 10:00am on Saturday, November 3.
- Volunteer at Club Richelieu to unload, repackage and load boxes. If you want to volunteer, please come to Club Richelieu for 9:00am. Plan to be there until about 1:00pm. Family friendly! Volunteers of all ages welcome. High school students can get volunteer hours. Coffee, hot chocolate and chili for volunteers. Please dress for the weather as you will be outside.