Kids Help Phone and local food bank benefit from OSSTF family fun day

 

The Kid’s Help Phone and Dundas County Food Bank were the big winners at the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF District 26–Upper Canada) Family Fun Day held at the Morrisburg Waterfront Park on Saturday, June 1st. 

OSSTF collected donations of non-perishable food items for the Dundas County Food Bank and members purchased 50/50 tickets to raise funds for The Kids Help Phone.

By the end of the day, all 170 in attendance had enjoyed a wonderful Lake St. Lawrence Cruise on the Sea Fox II (1000 Islands and Seaway Cruises), great entertainment provided by Trevor Walsh, and a superb BBQ catered by The Roasting Man. 

By 4 p.m. a van full of food was ready for delivery to the local food bank and a cheque for $2,172.50 (proceeds from the 50/50 draw plus a donation from the District office) was ready for presentation to the Kid’s Help Phone.

Local food bank officials were thrilled to receive these food items. 

This donation comes at a time of year when food donations typically decline, while the need does not. 

Because of donations like this, local food bank shelves remain in fairly good shape.

OSSTF members and their families attended the event from Almonte to Alexandria and as far west as Gananoque.

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