Dear Friends and Colleagues:
We are about to embark on 2013 Ontario-wide Spring H.O.P.E. (Housing Owners and People Everywhere) Food Drive which will take place on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013.
We’ve come a long way in eleven years. When we first started, no one gave our industry or cause credit for making an effort to put food on the table for those in need. Now, we’ve become the largest door-to-door food drive in the country and food banks rely heavily on our participation to meet their targets.
When I enter the Daily Bread Food warehouse I see a wall of honour where the GTAA has been listed as Number One for the past number of years. We get bigger and bigger every year as more Landlords sign up their buildings and join the drive
The GTAA has set up this website for the Spring H.O.P.E. Food Drive. The idea is to give residents and landlords an opportunity to make an on-line donation which will go directly to your local food bank and we hope that landlords will be generous in matching any donations their residents make on-line. While we have provided an alternate means for people to participate in this worthy cause, we still want to encourage landlords to sign up their buildings and participate in the door-to-door canvas. If we can’t give people seriously affected by the recession free rent, we can at least offer them a free meal. Food and shelter are basic necessities. Maybe if we help provide one, it will help our residents to pay for the other.
These are tough times for a lot of people. We need to remain strong and dedicated to the cause in order to keep these invaluable resources available.
- Please sign up your buildings.
- Please coordinate volunteers for the night of the food drive.
- Please give generously!
We have made a difference and we need to continue to do so!
President Bonnie Hoy & Associates
Spring H.O.P.E. Food Drive Champion
Sponsor or Join Our Team
Please join us in participating in the 2013 Ontario-wide Spring H.O.P.E. Food Drive! Join our team by signing up your building and providing residents with the opportunity to make an on-line donation that will go directly to Daily Bread Food Bank and North York Harvest Food Bank.
If you prefer to make a donation to your local Food Bank visit our Donate page.
These are tough times for a lot of people and we need to remain strong and dedicated to the cause in order to keep these invaluable resources available. Please sign up your building, and please give generously!
If you would like more information on how to join us, please contact Lorraine Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org