Got time? We need you.

Got time? VOLUNTEER for the Roncesvalles Village 2nd Annual Holiday Food Drive!

DEAR friends,

As some of you may know, December 2008 marked my first holiday season in a new neighbourhood – Roncesvalles Village. My fiancé, Mike and I wanted to do something meaningful for our community and connect with our fellow neighbours. So we approached residents of Roncesvalles Village with a humble request to help us spread joy and hope to those in need. We invited approximately 1000 households to join in our mission to share the generosity of the holiday season through a food drive. The response was impressive – 2,000lbs worth of non-perishable food items made its way from Roncesvalles Village doorsteps to the Daily Bread Food Bank.

In 2009, 800,000 people relied on food banks in Toronto – nearly 300,000 of those people were children and 72,000 were first time users. The need is great but we can rise to the challenge.

We are calling out to those friends and neighbours who wish to VOLUNTEER some time to make this 2nd Annual Holiday Food Drive an even bigger success. Want to join in?

We need volunteers to help us on the following dates/times:

  • Friday, December 18 from 6pm to 9pm to go door-to-door to drop off donation bags with our letter of request.
  • Sunday, December 20 from 10am to 2pm to pick up full food bags for transfer to Local Fire Hall 426 on Lansdowne Avenue.

Any time you can spare would be greatly appreciated! If you are available and interested in helping out, please contact Kristle at or 416.722.6333 by Thursday, December 17. (We will let you know meeting location at that point.)

As a THANK YOU for your time and support, iNSPiRED PRACTiCE (Kristle’s company) will be sponsoring hot coffee and sweet treats for all volunteers. 🙂  

Kristle Calisto-Tavares & Mike Foderick
Roncesvalles Village Annual Holiday Food Drive


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