Naomi, one of Scarborough Rosewood Food Drive’s youth volunteers, discusses the mission of SRFD with potential volunteers at the 2016 Youth Expo held at Ryerson University, Sunday, Oct. 23.
On Saturday, Oct. 29, several of the Expo attendees turned out to participate in SRFD’s final door-to-door food drive for fall 2016.
In 2016, SRFD, thanks to the work of its great volunteers, was able to deliver over 11,000 food items to Scarborough food banks.
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Some volunteer testimonials (Fall 2016):
“This (experience) enabled volunteers to give back to their community as well as earn their volunteer hours.”
“My experience was very enjoyable. The community is very welcoming and friendly.”
“I liked the amount of time and effort our organizers and planners spent to make sure things ran nicely.
The leaders were friendly and extremely easy to speak to.”
” I am not afraid to talk to strangers anymore. And I speak English a lot.
My English is better. I am very happy to be a part of (the) team. We have great leaders. They teach me a lot.”
Scarborough Rosewood Food Drive Inc. is happy to share that the fall food drive is proceeding very well! We are reaching out to more homes than we did in previous years, and at an efficient and successful rate, and food donation numbers are at their peak. However, none of this would be possible without our volunteers, so we would just like to thank, and give out a shout out to all our wonderful, committed volunteers! A few of our volunteers are shown in the picture below, but we would like to thank every single volunteer who has joined our canvassing efforts.
Scarborough Rosewood Food Drive Inc. (SRFD) is happy to announce the beginning of its fifth door-to-door fall food drive. This year, we are expanding the residential communities canvassed for food, and therefore, the food drive will last 8 weeks instead of the previous 5 weeks.
Starting September 7, the Drive will run every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday until October 30.
Just as a reminder, we accept foods that are:
- Non-Perishable (canned food, pasta, noodles, etc)
Food donations are distributed to food banks in the Scarborough area:
- Dorset Hub
- Scarborough Centre for Health Communities
- Juliette’s Place
SRFD also accepts financial donations that help fund its annual door-to-door food drives. Thank you to the great and generous residents of Scarborough for your volunteerism and kind donations!
Congratulations to Scarborough Rosewood Food Drive Inc. for receiving an honorary citation from the City of Toronto! Thank you to Councillor Chin Lee for his continued, support of SRFD Inc; his assistance, and the many opportunities he has provided to SRFD Inc. are invaluable. Thank you to our volunteers, donors and sponsors for their time and support in joining SRFD Inc. in its mission to eliminate poverty and hunger through provision, action and education.
Scarborough Rosewood Food Drive Inc.’s first Canada Day Parade on July 1, 2016, was a great success. Thank you to every individual who took the time to learn more about our organization, ask questions, donate and sign up to volunteer during our biannual food drives! We are looking forward to being apart of the Canada Day celebrations next year!