Third Belmont Village Food Drive Overwhelming Success

Food Drive held in Belmont Village in support of the Food Bank of Waterloo Region and Giving Tuesday ends with amazing generosity by business owners and their clients and raises over 805 lbs of food and $1,190.

In a food drive that was started at the beginning of the month of November, businesses throughout Belmont Village took donation boxes into their stores and put up the "Donate Here" poster to encourage clients to make donations of non-perishable food items in support of the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. New this year, donation envelopes were also made available with the information written on it that the Food Bank of Waterloo Region is able to convert each $1 into 3 meals. 

Businesses appealed to the generosity of their customers, some with creative campaigns like Baby Charlotte, who offered entries into a draw for each food donation or the Belmont Osteopathy Clinic who let clients know there was a drive going on through email.

"We were so excited to be able to run this campaign again in support of the food bank. We actually had business owners coming to us asking when they could get their posters and drop box!" Blayr Hogg, Community Outreach Manager, BVFG

At the end of November, filled boxes were collected starting on Giving Tuesday and collection continued through the day. When all the food was weighed our total this year was over 866 lbs of food for donation to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region! In addition through donations from businesses and collections in our donation envelopes, we raised a record $1,261.35! That's 4,461 meals in total for those needing food security!

"What other commercial district comes together like this? The people behind the Belmont Village businesses are amazing community minded individuals. We couldn't ask for a better group of amazing people to work with." Chris Mintz, Creative Director Sky Machine Creative

This year businesses like the Belmont Village Financial Group and Crown Cleaners really made a difference with large financial and canned goods donations! Sometimes it takes a village, in this case, it's Belmont Village.  

The Belmont Village Food Drive is a joint venture between Blayr Hogg of the Belmont Village Financial Group, Chris Mintz of Sky Machine Creative, the Belmont Village BIA and supported by the business owners in the Belmont Village area.

The Belmont Village Food Drive was a success thanks to businesses like these

Belmont Village Financial Group

Belmont Village Financial Group

Crown Cleaners

Crown Cleaners

 
Belmont Hair Studio

Belmont Hair Studio

Berlin Bicycle Cafe

Berlin Bicycle Cafe

The Culinary Studio

The Culinary Studio

 
Belmont Flowers

Belmont Flowers

Baby Charlotte

Baby Charlotte

Arabella Park

The Culinary Studio

 
Classic Plus Woman

Classic Plus Woman

Global Pet Foods

Global Pet Foods

Belmont Osteopathy Clinic

Belmont Osteopathy Clinic

Belmont Village Dental Centre

Belmont Village Dental Centre