BRINGING HOLIDAY CHEER: Your Support Helped Us Provide 10,500 Turkeys & Hams!

by | Jan 12, 2021 | Hunger Relief

Throughout November and December, you donated, teamed up with friends and family and it’s because of you that Second Harvest’s Holiday Turkey Drive Presented by Loblaw Companies Limited surpassed our goal for 2020!

With the support of donations from incredible people like you, and the long-standing support of our presenting sponsor, Loblaw Companies Limited, Second Harvest was able to provide 9,000+ turkeys, 300 non-meat options and 1,000+ holiday hams to more than 170 social service agencies!

To ensure the safety of volunteers, staff and donors our traditional style of in-store, face-to-face Turkey Drive transitioned into a virtual campaign to ensure we were able to support our agency partners by giving access to protein over the holiday season.

“During these uncertain times, provisions for a nutritious meal can make a huge difference in making life a little brighter. With the support of Second Harvest, we were able to make a difference in our members’ lives.”

– Boys & Girls Club of West Scarborough

Despite the challenges faced this year supporters like you have continued to show generosity and kindness to those in need, a reminder that no one deserves to be hungry – especially during the holiday season.

“Without this donation, many community members would not have felt the benefits that come from food insecurity relief and the sense of accomplishment that comes from making their own holiday meals

– Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services

On behalf of Second Harvest and the agencies we serve, thank you for your support this holiday season.  

Want to keep the spirit of giving going? Learn how by clicking here.  

Second Harvest Turkey Drive would not be possible without our presenting sponsor: Loblaw Companies Limited. We gratefully acknowledge their continued support for the past 17 years.

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