CFB Kingston, Kingston Frontenacs announce successful food drive

Members from the Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment donate 1,400 pounds of food to the Kingston Food Bank outside the Signalman Gray Building at Canadian Forces Base Kingston on Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2024. Submitted image.

Throughout the month of February and into March the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Kingston units and the Kingston Frontenacs partnered on a food drive to help fight hunger here in Kingston.

According to a release from CFB Kingston, approximately five tri-wall containers worth of donations were collected from across the Base and through the Kingston Frontenacs, totalling almost 3,400 pounds of food. The largest single contributor was the Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment, who collected 1,400 pounds worth of donations. The next largest single contributor was the Canadian Army Command and Staff College with just over 600 pounds.

“In coordinating this food drive, I’ve seen the profound impact of teamwork and compassion firsthand. The dedication of those that rallied to the call made this initiative a success and showcased the true spirit of service. Together we’ve made a meaningful difference, uniting in purpose to uplift our community,” said Corporal Joshua Bourbonnais, Food Drive Organizer for the Service Management Centre at CFB Kingston

Corporal Joshua Bourbonnais stands with food donations at the main collection point at Canadian Forces Base Kingston on March 5, 2024. Submitted image,

CFB Kingston noted that February is historically a slow month for food banks with donations normally slowing down after the holiday push. According to the release, this joint initiative “fosters lasting community connections by uniting against a common challenge and celebrates the impact these organizations can have within the community.”

In addition to the collections that took place at CFB Kingston, food drives were held at Slush Puppie Place during Kingston Frontenacs games, allowing Fronts fans to donate on their way into a game, according to the local military base.

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