Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:00 am ·  0 Comments
The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board and its Members will be collecting non-perishable foods till April 12, 2017 with all items to benefit Food4Kids, one of the 2017 President’s Charities.
Collection boxes will be located at participating brokerage offices in Oakville. OMDREB Members and the public are invited to drop off food donations at a Brokerage or either OMDREB office locations.
“The food drive is just one small thing OMDREB and its Members can do to help the organization,” said 2017 President, Dennis Horton. “Food4Kids is giving students access to healthy food in order to have academic success. OMDREB is honoured to be involved.”
On April 12, ACISS Home & Commercial Inspection Consultants will travel to the Brokerages that participated to gather the donations to deliver to Food4Kids.
Food4Kids has a need for specific items:
Century 21 Dreams: 61 Lakeshore Rd. W, Oakville
Sutton Quantum: 260 Lakeshore Rd. E, Oakville
Supporters can visit www.omdreb.on.ca/f4k-food-drive to see a list of participating brokerages for the nearest drop-off location, or visit the Board offices at 125 Navy St., Oakville.
Participants aged 4 – 14 years are referred by schools aware of children with limited access to food in their homes.
The school submits a referral and parental permission form. Food items are packed by Food4Kids volunteers and delivered to schools each Friday morning. At the school, the food package is placed into the student’s own backpack helping to shield the child from any stigma associated with hunger or receiving food assistance. Each child in the home receives their own food package.
The cost per backpack is $10.00 or $400 to feed a child for an entire school year. Programs are 100% funded by community donors and one-time grants. We are not in receipt of any core funding.