Loonies on the Street fundraiser returns December 9 to support Kawartha Food Share in Peterborough – Peterborough

The Loonies on the Street annual fundraiser in Peterborough aims to raise $100,000 in support of Kawartha Food Share.

The 23rd year of the fundraiser is scheduled for December 9 from 7am to 10am in downtown Peterborough with the main facility outside Peterborough Square at the corner of George and Simcoe streets.

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The event’s “Bucket Brigade” will collect change along George Street from pedestrians and motorists. Lions Club volunteers will congregate along the Hunter Street Bridge.

All funds support Kawartha Food Share, which is the city’s largest food bank and partners with 37 member agencies of food banks, food cabinets and other food action programs in the city and county of Peterborough.

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Kawartha Food Share says that on average each month, it helps support 7,700 people, 35% of whom are children.

« Kawartha Food Share also provides nutritious snacks for area school breakfast programs, helping more than 17,000 children get their school day off to a great start, » said Executive Director Ashlee Aitken.

She says the food bank also partners with community meal programs, such as those provided by Brock Mission, One Roof Diner, the Salvation Army and others « to provide comprehensive outreach to our hungry neighbors. »

Donations to the Loonies on the Street fundraiser can be made online.

The event will be broadcast live on Freq 90.5 and Oldies 96.7.

Last year’s campaign raised $141,900.

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