CFFU Aurora / Newmarket ‘recipe for success’ includes donations to local food banks
Aurora Food Pantry, King Township Food Bank and Newmarket Food Pantry each received $ 500
CANADIAN FEDERATION OF WOMEN UNIVERSITY AURORA / NEWMARKET
What do you get when a group of community-minded women mixes up a local business, French cuisine, and local food banks? A recipe for success.
The Canadian Federation of Women Graduates of Aurora / Newmarket Universities (FCFDU A / N) hosted their first Care-to-Share dinner and their first virtual cooking class, raising $ 1,500 for community food banks.
More than 130 members of CWFC A / N, Aurora Seniors Center and the local community purchased meals which included a $ 10 donation to the food bank for this year’s Care-to-Share dinner and class. virtual kitchen, which took place on May 25. There was also a donation option for those who just wanted to attend the virtual cooking class.
“Food insecurity has taken an impact on the residents of York Region, so we felt compelled to support families struggling to get good food on the table due to layoffs and the economic downturn caused by the pandemic, said Carolynn Schiller, CFUW A / N. chairman of the social committee.
The result is that the Aurora Food Pantry, King Township Food Bank and Newmarket Food Pantry will each receive $ 500 to support their programs.
“The FCFDU event benefits those most vulnerable and in need at this time. The Aurora Food Pantry buys fresh produce, protein and dairy every week for our customers, and this donation will help us continue to provide healthy food to our community, ”said Sandra Seepaul, Executive Director.
This sentiment was echoed by Meline Beach, secretary of the board of directors of the King Township Food Bank.
“As we do not receive government funding, it is the generosity of the community that enables our organization to provide assistance throughout King Township.
Adrian Bain, Executive Director of the Newmarket Food Pantry, highlights how a donation like this will go towards purchasing fresh and frozen food for their community.
“For every dollar donated, we can expand that to $ 3 through our wholesale and supplier partnerships and wholesale purchasing. We are so lucky to have community groups like CWFC supporting us. They are real champions of the community.
This year, the club’s traditional end-of-year dinner has turned into a dining experience at home and a virtual cooking class with Chef Martial at Marché La Brehandaise in Richmond Hill. Diners enjoyed a gourmet three-course meal, discovered French cuisine and watched the preparation of an appetizer of soup and the salmon and chicken entrees.
“The support and generosity made this event a great success – it was the perfect way to end our year,” said Anne Marie Devine, CWFC A / N Communications President. “We appreciate the way our members and the community come together behind our fundraising events to support projects like this as well as our scholarship program.”
For more information on the Aurora / Newmarket CWFC and their work, visit here.