Did you know that in Canada over 4 million meals a year are provided by Food Banks? That from 2008 through 2016 there was a 28% increase in the use of Food Banks, and that 36% of those helped by Food Banks in Canada are children. Canada has more than 800 Food Banks and 3 thousand food programs.
Can you imagine trying to get through your everyday life hungry, and not sure where your next meal is coming from? The reality is that in Canada, there are many who live exactly that way. The reality is that in the tri-counties, right here in our own back yard, there are plenty who live that way.
The WE Scare Hunger Program
For the last four years Ford of Canada has teamed up with the WE Movement and WE Schools to bring you “WE Scare Hunger”. Through the month of October – the month of both Thanksgiving and Halloween — we gather donations to give to the Food Bank in Yarmouth.
Tusket Ford Scares Hunger!
This year we’re doing We Scare Hunger in two locations. Here at the dealership is a drop off point all month long. Simply come in with your non-perishable food items and drop them in the bin. As an added bonus, when you drop your items in the bin you’ll also get entered in our draw for a Green-Egg Barbecue worth over $1200!
Last year our administration department and service department had a challenge as to which could bring in the most food by weight. Administration took the challenge by a hair, and I’m sure that the game will be afoot again this year.
Tusket Ford/Yarmouth Mariners Food Drive
The second location is the Yarmouth Mariners/Amherst Ramblers hockey game on October 20th. Tusket Ford is the Diamond Sponsor of the Mariners, and we are very proud to be teaming up with them for this effort. We’d love to see you there too!
Last year Ford Dealerships donated over 275,000 pounds of food across Canada. The goal this year is to hit 350,000 pounds. Can we do it? With your help we sure can! Because — WE Scare Hunger!
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