Acadia students scare up food bank donations
Acadia students once again held their annual Trick or Eat food drive on Halloween 2016, collecting door-to-door throughout town. Wolfville residents gave generously, supplying the food bank with almost 2500 items! The Wolfville Area Food Bank thanks Acadia students for their hard work and Wolfville residents for their generosity – your community is stronger because of you!
Students hit the streets to stop hunger
A huge THANK YOU to all who volunteered and donated to the 3rd Annual March Against Hunger Food Drive, organized by Acadia students part of enactus Acadia. On March 30th, over 35 volunteers helped go door-to-door in Grand Pre, Wolfville, Greenwich and Port Williams. While most were Acadia student volunteers, some Wolfville Middle School students participated as well, knowing full-well how high food insecurity rates are in Wolfville and the surrounding area.
Baskets, sourced through the Mud Creek Rotary Club, were set-up at the Wolfville SaveEasy and The Bargain! Shop, where generous shoppers donated some food throughout the week. Overall, this year’s food drive collected over 2400 food and household items, and collected over $650 in cash to help offset the food bank’s annual costs.
Horton High students gets in the Holiday Spirit
Throughout December 2012, Horton High School students collected $2885 in cash, and 5000 food items for local charities, including the Wolfville Area Food Bank. This collection was part of the Horton Holiday Hoorah, the Horton High portion of an annual food drive competition against Central Kings High School. While Horton collected more food this year, everyone benefits and wins from this friendly competition! Thanks Horton!
Get UnScrooged @ the Wolfville Farmers’ Market
All 200 Get Un-Scrooged ballots were sold on December 1st which means together we raised $1150 for the Wolfville Food Bank!!! This exceeds our last year’s total!! You can still drop off your ballots at the Info Booth this Saturday, December 8th by 11am. We are continuing to collect food & money donations for the food bank and thank you for your generosity. Big thanks to the ghosts who encouraged donations & handed out Wishlist ballots. Thank you to all who participated. (taken from the Wolfville Farmers’ Market Facebook Page)
Thank You Mud Creek Rotary Club!
On Sat 1 Dec 2012, Awesome Nerds Andrew Pritchard (Nerds Bridgewater), Mauricio Duarte (Nerds Valley) & Mud Creek Rotarian, Jonathan Lyons and Ben Wiper (Nerds Lunenburg/Chester) worked with Mud Creek Rotarians at the Wolfville SaveEasy to ‘Fill their Beetles’ with food for the WAFB. The challenge of filling 3 beetles with food was met!
(taken from the Rotary Club Wolfville – Mud Creek Facebook Page)
Trick or Eat (Meal Exchange Acadia)
Hallowe’en morning, we received an e-mail from Celine Hambling, from Happy Day Spa, informing me that she had a “whole bunch of food and about $125” to donate to Acadia’s annual Trick or Eat event. When we went to pick up the cash and two large totes full of over 80 food items from her in-town spa, we asked where all the donations had come from. Turns out Celine loves both Hallowe’en and helping Wolfville! During the month of October, in exchange for 5 items or a 5 dollar donation, Celine offered her clients free passes to her Zumba classes or discounts off upcoming appointments. And her clients seemed more than ‘happy’ to help out the cause!
We just wanted to send out a big thank you to everyone in town who supported our annual food drive for the Wolfville Area Food Bank. We collected from Superstore customers, we went door to door and had other donations along the way. All in all, we collected over 4100 food items and over $400 in cash for the food bank, surpassing last year’s record! Thank you Wolfville for your generosity and compassion, and we’ll see you again in March!
– The Trick or Eat Team (from ‘The Grapevine’; November 2012)