Early last week the Burlington Food Bank put out an urgent call for donations. Some residents on the south end of town decided they were going to take it up. That is how there ended up being a COVID-19 food drive held on Brant Street for the food bank using a no-contact front porch drop-off style of collection.
In the end they managed to gather over 4,000 pounds of food and $1,000 in cash and gift cards within four hours on Sunday.
This is an awesome gesture that the residents of south Burlington were able to pull together within a week. And it’s going to make sure that fewer families will go hungry with the help of the Burlington Food Bank. That’s your Good News Story of the Day, and you can find it here.
But it is important to remember that one big gesture isn’t going to sort this issue out. A food bank official even pointed out that this donation will last about a week; with how great the demands on their supplies are. So if you have an opportunity to donate to a food bank, if you go out and see the basket for donations and it is empty, or if you can even go online to a food bank website and make a donation there.
They could really use it right now.
Story and Image from Inside Halton.