Celebrate Love Month with Kawartha Lakes Food Source

By Lindsay Advocate

Love Month is a series of events organized by Kawartha Lakes Food Source throughout the month of February, according to a media release.

KLFS wants to bring awareness to food insecurity and provide the community with more opportunities to donate during one of the months it feeds the most people yet receives the fewest donations. To follow the themes of love and kindness, other local businesses and organizations are involved to encourage the community to support them as well. 

Kindness Bingo – February 1-25, 2023

Kicking off the festivities is Kindness Bingo. Starting February 1st, Kindness Bingo cards will be available for pick up at the distribution centre and various businesses in downtown Lindsay. Participants have until February 25th to complete the tasks in each square until they have filled a straight or diagonal line on the card. Tasks include a variety of free activities, donating to local charities, shopping at local businesses, and taking part in the rest of the events connected to Love Month.

Kindness Bingo cards available at the following locations:

  • Kawartha Lakes Food Source’s distribution centre – 164 Needham St, Lindsay
  • Unwrapped Kawartha – 112 Kent St W, Lindsay
  • Kawartha Art Gallery – 190 Kent St W (2nd floor), Lindsay
  • Burns Bulk Food – 118 Kent St W, Lindsay
  • North Ward Coffee Co. – 172 Angeline St N, Lindsay
  • Ken Reid Administrative Centre – 277 Kenrei Rd, Lindsay
  • Kawartha Lakes Public Library – 190 Kent St W, Lindsay
  • BGC Kawarthas – 107 Lindsay St S, Lindsay
  • Hill’s Florist – 182 Lindsay St S, Lindsay
  • The Kent Florist – 92 Kent St W, Lindsay

Love Bright at Ken Reid Conservation Area – February 1-28, 2023

Also beginning on February 1st is Love Bright: a forest trail at Ken Reid Conservation Area lit with twinkling lights and picture-perfect Love Month decorations. The public can visit the trail between 5pm-9pm every day until February 28th. Please note that parking costs $4.00 per vehicle, with $1.00 of each ticket being donated to KLFS.

Other monetary donations to KLFS can be made by scanning the QR code at the entrance of the trail. Food donations are accepted in the Administrative Centre during their business hours.

Yoga at Unwrapped – February 8, 2023

Relax and enjoy a Vinyasa Flow yoga class at Unwrapped in Lindsay, on February 8th, from 7 pm-8:15 pm. All levels from beginner to pro are welcome to join but must bring their own mats. Food and monetary donations to KLFS will be collected as admission upon arrival.

Unwrapped is located at 112 Kent St W, Lindsay.

Valentine’s Day Paint Night – February 14, 2023

Celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14th by getting creative and supporting a good cause at Paint Night! Participants will enjoy snacks, beverages, and an exciting painting lesson from a professional artist. The event will take place from 7pm-9pm at KLFS’ distribution centre. Tickets cost $55.00 per person, which includes all materials, food, and drinks, and can be purchased online or in-person at KLFS (located at 164 Needham St, Lindsay).

 Love Month Food Drive – February 25, 2023

The final event of Love Month is a food drive at KLFS on February 25th, from 10am-2pm. Non-perishable and perishable foods are welcome, such as peanut butter, coffee, condiments, fresh vegetables, eggs, and milk. They also happily accept personal care or household items.

At the food drive, Kindness Bingo participants have a chance to win two tickets to Take a Bite Out of Hunger. Take a Bite Out of Hunger is a gala dinner at Hobart’s Steakhouse, taking place in April 2023, featuring an entirely new curated menu for the event and selection of local beer. To be entered into the draw, bring a food donation and your Kindness Bingo card with a completed straight or diagonal line.

Kawartha Lakes Food Source is excited to share this opportunity with the community in hopes they can produce more food and monetary donations, while also sharing the ‘love’ with other local businesses and organizations during one of the months it needs it the most.

1 Comment

  1. Joan Abernethy says:

    What a great initiative!!

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