The #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.
This week’s #ygkChallenge encourages you to:
Make a donation to the food bank. With the holiday season fast-approaching, many of us are looking forward to festive meals with seasonal treats and all the trimmings. Unfortunately for vulnerable members of our community, such bountiful aspirations seem out of reach as their primary concern is simply getting from one meal to the next is. In fact, the number of Kingstonians turning to places such as the Partners in Mission Food Bank, and the St. Vincent de Paul Society increased by approximately 5 percent this past year. With the Partners in Mission Food Bank distributing 2 thousand pounds of food daily, the shear size of the local problem they’re addressing is staggering. Accordingly, our second last challenge of 2016 encourages you to add an item or two to your grocery cart, and give the greatest gift of all this holiday season: food security. Local food banks and community programs including Partners in Mission, Martha’s Table, Queen’s Food Centre and Lunch by George are ready and waiting to collect and distribute your much needed donations this December. A donation doesn’t have to cost a lot to have a huge impact on somebody else’s life.
Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.
Credit to greggavedon.com for today’s photo.