Canada is one of the best and most highly developed nations on Earth, but unfortunately, there are those who still go through life living paycheck to paycheck, or in some cases, even worse off. 1 in 8 Canadian households have food shortages, equating to 4 million residents. But a big part of what makes this country so great is the charitable, family-oriented atmosphere that Canadians have, and that’s why our Sherwood Ford team is so proud to be able to work throughout October with organizations that mean the most to us.
All month long, we’ll be collecting food donations for food banks around Edmonton to benefit the WE Scare Hunger program, intended to give those who are less fortunate the ability to get back on their feet. Check out how you can help us below!
What kind of food should I donate at Sherwood Ford?
Ford has partnered with WE to put on this fundraiser, a charitable organization that works to aid and assist in making people’s lives that much easier, in this case, through food. Our team has partnered with Lakeland Ridge Community School and OilersNation to put on this event, and from October 1-31, we’ll have a drop off location at Sherwood Ford where you’ll be able to bring your donations. Any and all tinned and nonperishable foods are certainly encouraged – our goal this month is to push donations past 400,000 pounds, and with your support, we know we can.
Of course, we’ll also be accepting monetary donations if you’re so inclined. During the first week of November, we will donate everything we’ve collected to the Edmonton Food Bank; we can’t wait to see how much we’re able to give!
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Ford’s partnership with WE Scare Hunger
It’s at this point that we should let you know how proud we are of our follow Ford dealerships throughout Canada. Since we started partnering with WE in 2014, we’ve been able to donate 1,356,470 pounds of food to local food banks. Put simply, that’s the equivalent of providing 950 Canadian families with three meals a day for an entire year!
We can’t thank you enough for your continued support to help our fellow Canadians get the strength that they need to carry on through the day – it truly does mean the world to us, and together, we can make a GIANT difference in our community as always!