June 12, 2020

We gave $8000 to food banks across Southwestern Ontario

From Sarnia to Kitchener, McFarlan Rowlands is showing support for the communities we serve.

While Ontarians continue to face social and economic challenges during COVID-19, food banks are stepping up to ensure food can reach those who need it the most.

We feel it is vital to show support to our communities.

Residents of Ontario are in need of emergency food support, and we know the spread of the virus has created long term impact on the well-being of families living in the communities we serve. Our community members continue to turn to food banks for many reasons including lay-offs and unemployment. At the same time, the closure of schools has left many children hungry as food programs supplemented through schools have been suspended.

Our donation has been allocated to the communities we serve and will contribute to the families who are in need of extra support at this time. While some of our rural community offices do not have a food bank, we considered the closest location to their community to allocate their portion.

The following food banks have received a cash donation from McFarlan Rowlands:

  • East Elgin Community Assistance Program – $500
  • Delhi Sharing Pantry – $500
  • Dorchester Food Bank – $1000
  • Tavistock Assistance Program – $500
  • Tillsonburg Helping Hands Foodbank – $1000
  • London Food Bank – $1000
  • The Food Bank of Waterloo and Region – $500
  • Inn of the Good Shepherd (Sarnia) – $500
  • The Salvation Army: $2500 in total to the following:
    • Strathroy Salvation Army – $500
    • Woodstock Salvation Army (on behalf of our Embro branch) – $500
    • Ingersoll Salvation Army – $1000 (on behalf of our Ingersoll and Thamesford branches)
    • Norwich Salvation Army – $500
We are all in this together.