#ygkChallenge: Donate to a Food Bank

Food BankWelcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Donate to a local foodbank. On Monday, The Ontario Association of Food Banks released its annual Hunger Report and announced an all-time high in the use of food banks in our province.  We all know that the need for donations is felt year-round, but at this time of year, and with food prices on the rise, donations are particularly necessary and organizations do their best to make it easier to do. Most grocery stores in Kingston have food bank donation boxes set up at their exits and many concerts and other charitable holiday events collect non-perishable items in exchange for a reduced ticket price.  This week we challenge you to make a generous donation to a Kingston food bank.  Donations of both food and money are gratefully accepted by Partners in Mission Food Bank, Martha’s Table, The Queen’s University Food Centre and Lunch by George.

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by sharing the link and encouraging the participation of your friends and family. By joining together in our weekly challenge, we hope to accomplish big and positive things for our community.

Thanks to katypang for the photo associated with this week’s #ygk challenge.

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