Christmas is a wonderful time of year but it can also be a very difficult time of year for many families. With the help of volunteers, community groups and individual donations, we helped over eighty families and gave them a full Christmas dinner, toys to put under their tree and the feeling that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in our community.
We would like to thank the following groups as well as all of the people who volunteered their time at the Food bank, picked up food items or clothing, dropped off toys and delivered meals to those without transportation:
Dads of Muskoka
Glen Orchard Public School
Rosseau Lake College
Port Carling Dental
South Muskoka Shield Hockey Team
Ontario Realtors Care Foundation
Women’s Shoebox Project
Peninsula Lions Club
Rotary Club of Bracebridge Muskoka Lakes
Port Carling Lions Club
St Marks/St Johns Anglican Church
St James Anglican Church
Church of the Kettles
Port Carling Fire Department
Windermere Fire Department
Zion Presbyterian, Torrance
Bala Post Office
Trinity All-Saints in Bala
Port Carling United Church
Shamrock Lodge Toy Drive
There are a few late additions we omitted and would like to include – Canadian Tire Gravenhurst, Seniors Dinner-Bala, Youth Friends Association of Canada, the Food and Financial Drive, Township of Muskoka Lakes, Bala Firefighters Association and all the residents of Port Carling who supported the Fire Departments Christmas Eve Food Drive on the fire truck.
We thank you all for your continued support and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2019.