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Give 30 fights hunger with the spirit of Ramadan

Food banks across Canada, the United States and Australia are taking part in Give 30, a unique grassroots volunteer-run initiative combatting hunger in Ramadan. Give 30 was founded in 2012 to bring attention to hunger in our communities and encourage people of all backgrounds to support food banks during the

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Tallack Martial Arts hosted Annual Winter Training Festival over Zoom

Last weekend, local martial arts school, Tallack Martial Arts, hosted their 26th Annual Winter Training Festival, though in a different capacity this year. Over 125 participants took part in the annual tradition, which saw 21 master level instructors of Karate, Kung-Fu, Weaponry, and more martial art styles conduct simultaneous seminars

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Mealshare, A&W support local food bank with new initiative

Kingston’s Partners in Mission Food Bank will be the local recipient of funding for a new initiative rolling out across Canada. Mealshare, a national organization committed to helping end youth hunger, and A&W Canada have teamed up to provide meals to youth in need across the country. According to a

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Fill the Ambulance Food Drive has increased importance this season

With the cancellation of the Santa Parade this year, The Partners in Mission Food Bank say the Fill the Ambulance Food Drive is of extra importance this year. Frontenac Paramedic Lise-Anne Lepage-McBain will be hosting the event again this year with her Frontenac Paramedics volunteer team, according to a statement

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Letter: Give 30 Campaign thanks Kingston for overwhelming support

To the Members of the Kingston community, Monday, August 31, marked the final day of the Give 30 2020 Campaign. This year, the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic causing us to go into lockdown resulted in an early launch to ease the unexpected and increased needs brought to our local

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Ramadan Give 30 Campaign raises $7,500 for Food Bank

The Islamic Centre of Kingston (ISK) is donating $7,500 to the Partners in Mission Food Bank. The money was collected as donations from ISK community members, as part of the annual Give 30 campaign that runs in many communities during the month of Ramadan. Founded in 2012, Give 30 supports

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KCCU donates $25k to help local emergency food programs

In keeping with the credit union philosophy “people helping people,” Kingston Community Credit Union (KCCU) has long supported charitable giving, volunteerism, and financial education. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Kingston and the area, it became clear immediately that many people in the community need emergency food supports, with the number

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Kingston Muslim community leaders encourage support for local food bank

By the calendar, Ramadan is set to begin this year on Thursday, Apr. 23. On a typical year, the beginning of Ramadan would also mark the kick off an international campaign of locally-based charitable giving by an organization called Give 30. The Muslim community in Kingston is an active part

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Help community during state of emergency by supporting food providers

As the community continues to deal with the current COVID-19 pandemic and state of emergency, it has led many to ask, ‘what can I do to help?’ In response to the groundswell of those looking to do what they can to help the community get through this difficult time of

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Queen’s students hope to raise awareness on homelessness through ‘Their Stories’

Editorial note: Last week, we ran an article entitled ‘She’s a statistic, until you meet her,’ an article speaking with a woman on the streets of downtown Kingston. After doing so, we were contacted by Sven Buening, a student from Germany currently studying at Queen’s University. He told us he

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Santa Claus is coming to town: 2019 nighttime parade

With the snow acting as the perfect backdrop, the 16th annual Nighttime Santa Parade will take place tomorrow evening in downtown Kingston. Presented by the Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area (BIA), the 2019 parade will take place on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. The parade will take its usual route, leaving

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Junior Gaels to ‘Tackle Hunger’ at weekend home game

  Junior Gaels Football take on the Burlington Stampeders this weekend at Richardson Stadium. On Saturday, Jun. 8, 2019, the Junior Varsity kick off is at 2:30 p.m., while Senior Varsity play at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and children under 12 are

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