For the second year in a row, the Partners in Mission Food Bank was forced to cancel their annual Food Blitz. Instead, the organization created a virtual donation drive and was completely blown away by the support from the community.
Dan Irwin, Executive Director of the Partners in Mission Food Bank, stated that the annual Food Blitz has been an essential food drive for the food bank every spring since 1984.
Typically, the Food Blitz would see between 25,000 – 30,000 pounds of food donated to the food bank, according to a release from Partners in Mission. The goal of this virtual drive was to raise $50,000.
“We were uncertain how we would do, as this was a first for us, and we are in the midst of a pandemic,” Irwin said. “We are overwhelmed with the support we have received, and we are proud to be a part of such a generous and giving community.”
“This year we successfully raised $81,095.67!” he continued. “We are confident that we will be able to purchase the food we need, and support our Kingston neighbours in need for the summer months.”
The Partners in Mission Food Bank sends “A HUGE Thank you to the Kingston Community for making this a success!”