Jump in the Lake Challenge returns to Coboconk area

By Lindsay Advocate

Jump in the Lake challenge to support Coboconk Wellness Centre
Residents of Coboconk and area are encouraged to jump in local lakes on May 4 in support of the Coboconk and Area Food Bank.

Residents in the Coboconk area are preparing for a chilly dip once again to support the Coboconk and Area Food Bank.

The fifth annual Jump in the Lake Challenge takes place Saturday May 4 and is dedicated to fighting hunger in our community.
All donations support the Coboconk and Area Food Bank (CAFB). The CAFB supports the communities of Norland, Kirkfield and Coboconk and surrounding areas.

According to CAFB chairperson, Amy Alfredsson, at a time when food prices are at an all-time high, food insecurity is also at an all-time high in our community. “The majority of clients who have registered in the past six months are families with children, and are also households who have lived here for years,” said Alfredsson. “We are 100% volunteer operated so money donated goes mainly to food and supplies. We appreciate your much needed support!”

Since its inception in 2020, over 100 participants and generous donors in the Jump in the Lake Challenge have raised over $150,000 for our local community. This year’s goal is $20,000.

Unlike organized Polar Bear dips that happen in one central location, this exciting event takes place off each participant’s dock or waterfront location of their choice.

Join the challenge today as a participant or donor. Please visit kawarthalakeside.com to learn more.

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