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Would you spend $180.00 a year to provide a monthly box of fresh fruits and vegetables to someone in need?

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For many, the idea of spending $180.00 to supply a box of fresh fruits and vegetables once a month for someone else during a recession is a bit of a stretch. After all, we have our own families to support. But with the recession supposedly over and the economy on the rebound should we all start spending money to help others in need? Given the nominal cost…Would you spend $180.00 a year to provide a monthly box of fresh fruits and vegetables to someone in need? Maybe you know of a family in need? Perhaps you are doing it already and know first-hand the impact it has. We want to hear your stories...
Post Reply By James in ETOBICOKE on 8/24/2009 11:30:50 PM

I have no issue spending $180 per year if I know it is going directly to a good cause versus being eaten up by big charity administration costs. When I stop and think how giving up $180 would change my life, I realize it doesn't make a hit of "going without" but the benefits it brings to others in need is huge. Tell me where to sign up!
Post Reply By Steve in MISSISSAUGA on 8/25/2009 11:47:58 AM

This would be a great initiative for a corporate fundraiser. Our company supports a family every Christmas season with food and presents. Does Foodshare have a list of families you can sponsor for the year? We always run into issues with people bringing money to the holiday fundraiser instead of a toy or canned good - it is easier for them. We could be using the money to pre-pay a year's supply of food for someone instead.
Post Reply By Sarah in TORONTO on 8/25/2009 2:58:20 PM

I certainly would for myself and for someone else. I cannot believe I did not know about this program. I like the idea of getting an organic box of food every 2 weeks and knowing that it is helping the bigger picture of the programs operated by Foodshare. Des anyone know how many orders are needed for hem to create a convenient drop-box? Would be great if every condo in the city could have access to this service.
Post Reply By Alexander in TORONTO on 8/25/2009 5:02:54 PM

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