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Londoners Donate a Record 443,000 Pounds Worth of Food, Cash Donations

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2 days 13 hours ago

Londoners answered the call and proved once again that taking care of business means taking care of people, as the Business Cares Food Drive collected a record 443,000 pounds worth of food and cash donations for this year's campaign.

The 2018 Food Drive -- the 19th annual campaign -- concluded today with its day of giving and the 443,000 pounds represents a 1.8 per cent increase over last year's record total.

We Still Need Your Support

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5 days 13 hours ago

The 2018 edition of the Business Cares Food Drive is rapidly reaching its conclusion but there's still time -- and the need -- for your support!

The Drive concludes on Friday, Dec. 21st, as we deliver non-perishable food items and donations to the London Food Bank, but can still donate to the cause. Visit businesscares.ca for more details.

We need your help to reach our goal of 435,000 pounds of food! Thank you for your generosity and continued support of the Business Cares Food Drive.

It All Starts Tomorrow! And Join Us All Weekend

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3 weeks 2 days ago

Tomorrow marks the official start of the Business Cares Food Drive and we hope you'll be able to join us!

It all gets underway Friday morning at 10 a.m. at Western University's London Hall, where we'll be officially kicking off the campaign in "Grand" style. You're welcome to join us as we talk about the impact that Business Cares has on the London Food Bank and the organizations it supports, and set this year's goals.

The 2018 Campaign Kickoff is Fast Approaching - Message from Wayne Dunn

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1 month ago

'Tis almost the season! But there's no need to wait to support the 2018 Business Cares Food Drive.

We're only a couple of weeks away from our official Business Cares 2018 kickoff. Our committee has been meeting for just over a month now and there are some exciting events coming up.

Business Cares Food Drive Sets a Record with 435,000 Pounds of Food and Donations Collected

News Date
1 year ago

Taking care of business means taking care of people. And this year, Londoners have overwhelmingly shown the depth of their compassion and generosity, shattering the previous record with a 34 per cent increase of donations for the Business Cares Food Drive, which concluded today with its Day of Giving.

In total, 435,400 pounds of food (combined food and cash donations) were collected – an increase of 34 per cent over last year’s total of 325,500.

Join Us for A Grand Start to the 2017 Campaign

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1 year ago

On the stage, on the ice, over the airwaves, and in grocery stores and businesses throughout the region, it's going to be a "Grand" kick-off to the 2017 Business Cares Food Drive in support of the London Food Bank.

Tomorrow morning, the 2017 Business Cares Food Drive campaign officially kicks off at Western University's London Hall.

Competitive Caring? Putting the Fun in Fundraising

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1 year ago

Every year, we're amazed and appreciative at the level of support that Londoners show to the Business Cares Food Drive. And we know that many companies would love to get involved, but aren't sure how to start.

Everyone loves a little healthy competition and our friends at RoomRoster have some easy suggestions to help put the fun in fundraising. Incentives don't have to break the bank and it's a great way to encourage your entire team to participate in supporting the London Food Bank.

One Month to Kickoff

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1 year ago

There's only one month to kickoff for the annual Business Cares Food Drive, but that doesn't mean you can't hit the ground running December 1st by getting a head start now!

The holiday season comes faster that you think -- and, to avoid the rush, we encourage you to register your business now or sign up to be a volunteer! And if you want to start collecting donations before we officially launch, we promise not to tell anyone!

A Note of Thanks from Co-Chair Wayne Dunn

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1 year 11 months ago

On behalf of our fabulous hard-working committee I would like to thank the entire London and area community for their huge generosity allowing us to surpass of goal of 307,800 lbs for the London Food Bank. We reported late yesterday an astonishing 325,500 lbs that came in.  

The past 48 hours were nothing short of incredible as we were tracking reasonably well with food but significantly short of cheques and with the London media assisting our efforts we managed to meet our goal and then some. 

Add a Little Extra to Your Grocery Order this Weekend!

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1 year 11 months ago

The Business Cares Food Drive's grocery store weekend takes place this weekend -- Dec. 3rd and 4th -- and locations throughout the Forest City! If you're out and about, we invite you to pick up a few, non-perishable food items and drop them off with our festive volunteers.

This year, we have 17 grocery store locations participating -- that's an increase of five from last year and more than double what we had in 2014! Many of these fine establishments also offer pre-packaged, fixed-price bags that you can just add to your order and drop off on your way out.