By Tyler Sutherland
Winnipeg’s Toyota dealerships are doing their part to restock the shelves of local food banks following the holiday rush.
Local dealers are asking the community to bring a non-perishable food item to any Prairie Toyota dealership until January 2. Each dealership will kick off the food drive with a donation of $550 worth of groceries.
“We really want to bring our community together — raise awareness of the need to restock our food bank’s supplies, and drive people to donate just one more item, said Rob Townsend of the Toyota Prairie Dealer Advertising Association . “Let’s not only feed our citizens who are in need during the holiday, but ensure we’re continuing to provide enough food supplies for the start of the new year and throughout.”
Those who donate during the promotion can enter for a chance to win a 2013 Corolla CE Convenience package.
According to Food Banks Canada, each month close to 900,000 Canadians are assisted by food banks (a 2.4% increase over 2011), and 38% of those helped are children and youth.