CFUW Aurora / Newmarket “recipe for success” includes donations to local food banks

Aurora Food Pantry, King Township Food Bank, and Newmarket Food Pantry each received $ 500

What do you get when a community-focused women’s group brings together local business, French cuisine, and local food banks? A recipe for success.

Canadian University Women’s Association Aurora / Newmarket (CFUW A / N) hosted its first care-to-share dinner and virtual cooking class that raised $ 1,500 for communal dining.

Over 130 members from CFUW A / N, the Aurora Seniors Center, and the local community purchased meals, including a $ 10 donation to this year’s care-to-share dinner and virtual cooking class held on May 25th Donation opportunity for everyone who only wanted to take part in the virtual cooking course.

“Food insecurity has had an impact on residents of the York area, so we felt compelled to support families who are struggling to bring good food to the table due to layoffs and the economic downturn caused by the pandemic,” Carolynn said Schiller, CFUW A / N Chairman of the Social Committee.

The result is that Aurora Food Pantry, King Township Food Bank, and Newmarket Food Pantry will each receive $ 500 to support their programs.

“The CFUW event benefits those who are currently most at risk and in need. The Aurora Food Pantry buys fresh produce, protein and dairy products for our customers weekly, and this donation will help us continue to provide healthy food to our community, ”said Sandra Seepaul, Executive Director.

This opinion was confirmed by Meline Beach, executive secretary of King Township Food Bank.

“Since we do not receive government funding, it is the generosity of the community that enables our organization to provide aid throughout the King Township.”

Adrian Bain, executive director of Newmarket Food Pantry, highlights how far a donation like this will go to buy fresh and frozen food for their community.

“For every dollar donated, we can turn it into $ 3 because of our wholesale and supplier partnerships and purchasing in bulk. We are lucky that community groups like the CFUW support us. They are true community champions. “

This year, the club’s traditional year-end dinner has been transformed into a gourmet home experience and a virtual cooking class with Chef Martial from La Brehandaise Market in Richmond Hill. The guests enjoyed a three-course gourmet menu, got to know French cuisine and watched the preparation of a soup starter and the salmon and chicken starters.

“The support and generosity made this event a great success – it was the perfect way to end our year,” said Anne Marie Devine, CFUW A / N’s Communications Director. “We appreciate how our members and the community come together behind our fundraising events to support projects like this and our scholarship program.”

More information about CFUW Aurora / Newmarket and their work can be found here.


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