#ygkChallenge: Help Relieve Hunger

Kingston, Ontario, food bank, food donations
Welcome 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. This past Monday the Ontario Association of Food Banks released their annual Hunger Report showing that the need for food banks in our province is at an all-time high.  The number of students and seniors using food banks is rising steadily and the number one user is children.  Of course, donations are needed year-round but at this time of year, with food prices on the rise, donations are particularly necessary.  With donation boxes set up at grocery store exits and many concerts and other charitable holiday events collecting canned goods, donating is easier than ever.  This week we challenge you to make a donation to one of Kingston’s local food banks.  Both food and money are gratefully accepted and can make a big difference in someone’s life.  Local banks include 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 Salvation Army USA West for the photo associated with this week’s #ygk challenge.

Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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