The people of Welland have been generous to help their neighbours in need for 28 years. Over the last couple of years, the need has never been higher. Our local food banks have seen significant increase in the number of Welland residents in need of help and food.
Last year, you were as generous as ever and donated $82,145 to help your neighbours when they needed it most. We are asking you to be generous again and donate financially online or by donating non-perishable food at Club Richelieu on Saturday, November 6. The money raised and food donated will be divided among the three food banks in Welland, The Hope Centre, Open Arms Mission and the Salvation Army who will distribute the food throughout the year.
Last year, 325,000lbs of food were distributed to Welland residents in need
We need your help to make sure that no one goes hungry. Your food donations are appreciated by the thousands of people who depend on our food banks, whether you donate non-perishable food items or financially. Because of greater buying power, food banks are able to stretch a dollar. Your donation of $1 can buy $3-4 dollars worth of food when the food banks leverage their buying power and get discounts from food suppliers.
Donate financially online
Drop off food donations on Saturday, November 6
The Welland Food Drive is using a platform called Trellis to collect your donations. The funds donated to the Welland Food Drive, are collected by The Collective Impact Foundation and then the funds will be distributed to The Hope Centre, The Salvation Army and Open Arms Mission. For every donation made through this website, Collective Impact Foundation will email you a charitable tax receipt in the amount of your donation. Your receipt will read THE COLLECTIVE IMPACT FOUNDATION WELLAND FOOD DRIVE KELOWNA BC. Please rest assured, your donations end up at all three Charities - The Hope Centre, The Salvation Army and Open Arms Mission.
In the last year we distributed
of emergency food to people in crisis in Welland.
The number of months of food supplied by the Welland Food Drive
The percentage of children who use our food bank.
Visits to food banks in Welland in the last year
Your donation is needed now more than ever.