KLFS makes giving easier

By Lindsay Advocate

Making a difference in your community is about to get a whole lot easier. Kawartha Lakes Food Source (KLFS) has released a series of “Giving Guides” that provide step-by-step instructions on how to contribute to the organization at any level, from corporate sponsorships to neighbourhood food drives.

KLFS is the largest non-profit food distribution organization in Kawartha Lakes. In addition to supplying local food banks, the organization offers a slate of food security programs including the Lindsay Community Food Market, the Family Cooking Project, and Open Gardens. KLFS runs on the generosity of the community.

Throughout Kawartha Lakes, from Omemee to Kinmount and everywhere in between, local individuals and organizations step up to support KLFS by hosting food drives, collecting donations, and putting on fundraising events. The “Giving Guides” will help individuals, groups, and corporations decide what kind of contribution makes the most sense and guide them through the process.

The Community Events Guide explains how to lead an event with tips, materials, templates, and promotion examples. From a community barbeque to an office food drive, KLFS is there to support community members wanting to put on a fun and successful event.

In the Individual Giving Guide, individuals learn about the benefits of memorial donations, donor-advised funds, and estate giving, among other options.

The Corporate Giving Guide is an overview of the various ways KLFS can help organizations meet their business goals. The guide explains the process of becoming a retail partner for our social enterprise salsa, becoming a signature event sponsor, and organizing a business fundraiser or payroll giving program.

Food bank use is rising daily due to food prices and the high cost of housing in Ontario. KLFS hopes with these guides, individuals and businesses will consider one of the many ways to donate to KLFS and the community of Kawartha Lakes.

Go to www.kawarthalakesfoodsource.com “Want to Help?” to learn more about KLFS and view and download these new guides. The Community Events Guide is on “Donate Food”, while the Individual and Corporate Giving Guides are under “Donate Money.”

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