The Sutton Volunteer Centre (CAB Sutton) was forced to adjust their annual food drive and Christmas basket fundraiser this year due to the pandemic.
“For the safety of our volunteers and the community we are unable to go door-to-door and collect food this year,” said Jocelyn Darou, administrative assistant of CAB Sutton.
The safety of the families in need as well as the volunteers is the number one priority. Due to the pandemic there are more families this year relying on the food bank. Adapting to the situation CAB Sutton will be accepting money donations as opposed to food.
“The money will be used to buy the necessities to fill the Christmas baskets for families in need,” explained Darou.
The deadline for families to apply to receive a food basket is this Sunday, Nov. 29.
“The demand for food has doubled during the confinement period, and remains higher than ever to this day, CAB is appealing to the generosity of the community," the press release states.
Donations are accepted via cheque sent to or dropped off at the office or via the secure Canadahelps portal on the CAB Sutton Website.
CAB Sutton has been supporting the communities of Sutton and Abercorn for over thirty-five years. Each year the organization distributes more than $40,000 worth of food to approximately 120 households.
The Christmas food baskets will be delivered to families on Dec.12.
If you are or know of a family in need please call 450-538-1919 to request a food basket.
Here is Jocelyn Darou, administrative assistant of CAB Sutton: