Saturday, May 9, 2020     Marion Goard     Community News and Events

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Each year on the second Thursday in May, Keller Williams Realty associates celebrate RED Day. Standing for Renew, Energize and Donate, this observance defines who we are as a company and individuals and is a natural extension of our commitment to the highest level of professional customer service. Making a difference in the lives of others and bettering the communities that we serve lies at the heart of the Keller Williams culture. This year, this day of service is more important than ever!

With COVID-19 and social distancing in play this year the associates at our brokerages are not able to get together to work as a group as we have in the past, so we are going digital and all doing what we can individually to give back to our community. To that end, I am facilitating a community Food Drive in support of Food For Life and collecting non-perishable food items and toiletries.
Food For Life is an charitable organization, based in Burlington ON, that sources and distributes fresh, nutritious food to those in need through community partnerships. Their reach is far and wide. Food For Life distributes food, free of charge to over 100 community food programs in Halton and surrounding area. Prior to COVID-19, they were providing over 6,800 meals per day to people in need.

Many more people and families across Burlington are now finding themselves in need of food support, including those who have never needed to access a food bank before or simply need food delivery. There are a number of organizations rolling up their sleeves to address the increased need. I'm both fortunate and humbled to be in a position to help and RED Day is just what I needed to spur me to action. 

I'd love your support of my RED Day Food Drive and it's easy to contribute! You can drop off your donations in a collection box on the front porch at Unit 19, 1095 Skyview Dr. in Burlington, between 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, Monday May 11-Friday May 15.
If dropping off a donation is not doable for you I will be out doing porch pickups on RED Day - May 14. Just let me know if you'd like me to stop by your location. Call text or email mariongoard@kw.com / 905-330-5201. Place your donated items in a disposable bag on your front porch by 9 am, indicating they are for the RED Day Food Drive. I'll do be making my rounds to pick up items that day between 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Most needed items at Food For Life at this time:                      
- canned vegetables
- canned fruit
- canned protein (chicken/tuna)                                                      
- plant based protein (lentils/quinoa)
- hearty fruits (apples/oranges)
Sample of items always needed:
- canned soups/stews
- Stagg Chili
- peanut butter
- rice/pasta
- baby food
- juice/juice boxes
- coffee/tea
- diapers
- sanitary and feminine hygiene products
                                                         

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