September 28, 2009

It’s that time again for the 3rd Annual SavourVaughan Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit the Vaughan Food Bank. SavourVaughan Restaurant Week has once again teamed up with the Vaughan Fire Rescue and Fortinos for a massive Food and it all begins with the kick-off event happening THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3RD from 11:00am to 3:00pm at Fortinos on Hwy 7 and Ansley Grove Road in Woodbridge, sponsored by TD Canada Trust Bank Vaughan District and proudly supported by The Knights of Columbus St. Peter's Council in Woodbridge.

We are asking for your support with the first ever “Cash and Can City Challenge.” This is a friendly city challenge to local residents, businesses, neighbourhoods and City Wards to reach out and lend a helping hand this year. The challenge this year is especially important. The Vaughan Food Bank has seen an increase of over 25 percent more usage in the past few months and the demand to service these families is at a critical stage. Each and every family deserves a great Thanksgiving meal and collectively as a community we can help ensure that this happens. Thanks to RBC, The Carpenters’ Union, BDC, The Hair Crew and SmartCentres who have already confirmed their support by taking the challenge!

We are urging everyone to get together, donate a can or two and help make a difference. The challenge is also a call to action to local businesses to encourage their employees to bring a can to work during this time and present the “cash and cans” during the Food Drive. Local Councillors are also being urged to pound the pavement in their local wards to take the challenge and collect cash and cans for a great cause. The goal is to reach $20,000 dollars before Thanksgiving Weekend but we need your help to get there!

Please join us at the special Food Drive event this Saturday for a fun filled day of food and activities along with prizes. The Knights will be on hand to collect donations and serve up delicious treats. If you are unable to attend, you can still participate by making a donation of either Cash or Cans. For more information, please CLICK HERE. Non perishable food item donations can also be dropped off at the Vaughan Fire Rescue Fire Stations, the Vaughan Citizen head office, Fortinos, BDC and at any TD CANADA TRUST or RBC Vaughan Location. For a complete list of branch locations, CLICK HERE.

You may also make a cash donation at any TD CANADA TRUST Vaughan District location: Food Bank Account Number: 5017654 1898

And just a reminder, SavourVaughan & Beyond Restaurant Week returns October 15th to November 1st. With three-course menus filled with the freshest ingredients for fall, grab your family, friends and co-workers and experience incredible cuisine at Vaughan and York Region’s finest restaurants for only $25 or $35 per person. Get all the details including a full list of restaurants, menus and so much more all at www.savourvaughan.com.

Thanks for your continued support!
Your SavourVaughan Team

p.s. Look for regular updates on the Cash and Can City Challenge in your weekly Thursday and Sunday Vaughan Citizen.

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