Initiative aims to support restaurants, people in need

By Lindsay Advocate

91.9 BOB FM has partnered up with the Kawartha Lakes Food Source (KLFS) to launch the Donate A Dish – City of Kawartha Lakes campaign.

COVID-19 has been devastating to the restaurant and food service industry. At the same time, it has also pushed many families with precarious employment below the poverty line, leaving households food insecure.

The purpose of Donate A Dish – City of Kawartha Lakes is to help these local restaurants and hungry households at the same time.

For every $600 donated, 40 frozen meals will be purchased from our local restaurants, which will then be distributed through KLFS’ member food banks to individuals and families in need. These food banks are located in Coboconk, Dunsford, Fenelon Falls, Kinmount, Little Britain, Omemee, Woodville, and Lindsay.

Participating restaurants will be confirmed in early May, but the hope is to be able to engage with businesses throughout Kawartha Lakes.

“Donate A Dish City of Kawartha Lakes will not only provide a financial boost for our local restaurants and support our local economy,” said Vince Bierworth, promotions manager for the radio station. “It will also supply delicious and nutritious meals to those facing food insecurity in our communities. Everyone benefits from this initiative in some way.”

“This initiative is amazing and we’re so excited to try it in our area after the success they saw in Peterborough,” said Kate Dorotheou, community engagement coordinator for Kawartha Lakes Food Source. “It has been a challenging year for everyone, and we know that our food bank clients will appreciate having nutritious ready-to-eat meals.”

Donate A Dish – City of Kawartha Lakes has no minimum donation amount. Every dollar helps support our community. Click here to donate now or contact KLFS to arrange for a cash donation. They can be reached at 705-324-0707.

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