Lend a hand to those in need
By Brian Hartz
Jan. 22, 2009 – This item came across my desk recently but unfortunately it didn't make the cut for the January/February print edition of Bakers Journal. However, I wanted to let you know about it because it's an easy way to help people who are in need this winter.
More than 80 businesses in the GTA have committed to run Lunch Money Day campaigns to help Second Harvest feed the hungry in Toronto. On Feb. 26 (Lunch Money Day) businesses small and large will be asking employees to pack their lunch for just one day and donate the money they would have spent to Second Harvest instead.
Second Harvest will then use that money to pick up fresh food that would otherwise have gone to waste and deliver that food to approximately 250 social service programs in the GTA.
Participating in this event is easy to do but makes a huge difference in the lives of those in our community who have fallen on hard times. Second Harvest needs more businesses to run Lunch Money Day campaigns. To get your company or department involved, please visit lunchmoneyday.com or call 416-408-2594.