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Wed. Feb. 06, 2013NEW: Kid’s Zone Brown Bag Lunch Program

The Sharing Place Food Bank is thrilled to announce the launch of our Kid’s Zone Brown Bag Lunch Program. We have been awarded $4,000 to provide nutritious food for school aged children through The Rural Kids Grant Program. This initiative of the Ontario Association of Food Banks, made possible through the generous support of The Grocery Foundation, provides food banks in rural Ontario with an opportunity to increase the amount of fresh, healthy food available for children in their»»

Category: General

Thu. Sep. 27, 2012Ashiko World Music Festival September 9 2012

Despite occasionally grey skies and a few drops of rain, this year's Ashiko World Music Festival held September 9 on the Stephen Leacock Museum grounds was both an entertainment extravaganza and an outstanding fundraiser for The Sharing Place Food Bank. Featured performers included the Tich Maredza Band, The Gypsy Rebels, the Likkle More band, the Dragon Ritual Drummers and the Mnjikaning Kendasswan Elementary School Choir. The festival organizing committee wishes to identify and»»

Fri. Aug. 03, 2012Redeem Your Aeroplan & AirMiles

Aeroplan & AirMiles can be redeemed for food gift certificates that will stretch our food budget.  For more information, call Christine Hager at 705-309-3351 or email us at thesharingplace@rogers.comread»»

Thu. Jun. 14, 2012Third Annual Mac & Cheese Luncheon

May 8, 2012 Silver Nightingale Ballroom,Casino Rama Featured guest Dr. Richard Heinzl, founder of Doctors Without Borders/MSF Canada, spoke with passion and humour about his experiences to an audience of 320. The gourmet main dish was created by James Simpson, sous Chef and winner of the Casino Rama Mac & Cheese challenge generously sponsored by the Casino Rama Community Wellness program. Kim Smith, a former client of The Sharing Place provided a poignant “Food Bank Insight Moment” as»»

Category: Events, Information

Thu. Nov. 17, 2011Orillia food bank supporters raise $1,767 through Kraft fundraiser

Supporters of The Sharing Place Food Bank have raised $1,767 for the Orillia food bank through an online fundraiser titled Kraft Food for Families. The fundraiser concluded on November 15, having reached the $50,000 goal established by Kraft Canada and Food Banks Canada. People across Canada were invited to click on, where they entered their name, email address and favourite food bank among the 30 listed. They could do so every day for as long as the»»

Category: General, Announcement

Tue. Sep. 20, 2011Fall Food Drive

The Sharing Place Food Bank fall food drive starts September 23rd. You can drop off your donations at the following locations: Metro, Jason's No Frills, Zehrs, Foodland, Walmart and Giant Tiger.  For information and suggested food items download our poster below or visit the Fall Food Drive web page. Contact: 705-327-4273 Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri., 10am - 4pm; Tues., 4pm - 7:30pm Our Sponsors We would like to thank our sponsors: Orillia OK Tire & Service Centre, Apple Auto Glass,»»

Category: Events, Information

Thu. Jun. 02, 2011Orillia Family Health Network donates $5,000 to Orillia food bank

The Orillia Family Health Network recently donated $5,000 to The Sharing Place Food Bank and its mission of feeding the hungry in the Orillia area. The network operates the busy Orillia After Hours Medical Clinic and is made up of 21 family physicians. During a brief ceremony at the clinic, network member Dr. Becky van lersel (left), presented the generous cheque to The Sharing Place board member Cheri Carman (right). The clinic provides after-hours, non-emergency care in an office»»

Category: General
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