Although it’s our “youngest” program, the MLA Food Drive is establishing itself as durable and very successful in supporting the local community. This year again, we collected more than 1,040 pounds of food for the Gravenhurst Salvation Army Food Bank, along with $200 of donations.
Thanks to our several partners around the lakes (marinas, golf clubs, and Oliver’s cafes), who accepted collection bins in their businesses; to all the generous anonymous donors and to our dedicated volunteers.
Thanks also to the Bala Cove Marina, who generously donated $100 to match the estimated value of the food donations in their collection bin.
We are very proud of this program and we will not let it go! On the contrary, we’re looking at growing it and hope to be collecting more food every year. If you’d like to help us or partner with us, please contact us. We always need more hands and we welcome businesses and marinas to be new drop-off locations.