Food drive aims to help Burlington children in need


Published January 25, 2024 at 9:52 am

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Remembering a compassionate congregation member while at the same time collecting much-needed food for young people is the goal behind the Port Nelson United Church food drive.

The drive, now called Lisa Loves Kids, honours Lisa Stewart, who assisted at the church through her involvement in several programs that assisted children and your people.

When Stewart died in 2020 at age 25 the food drive was initiated to honour her memory.

All donations collected through the drive support children, youth and families in need in our community, and are especially important after Christmas when donations are down.

There are two main ways you can participate:

  • Make a contribution to the Burlington Food Bank on the Port Nelson website and mention “Lisa Loves Kids”. The food bank will use the money to purchase needed items for children.
  • When shopping for groceries, purchase items the food bank really needs for infants, toddlers and children and drop them off into the large bins at the church.

Items most needed include: diapers size 4, 5 and 6, baby formula, baby wipes, cereal (hot and cold), large soup, juice (boxes and 1 litre), granola bars (peanut free), peanut butter, crackers, canned fruit, canned tomatoes, canned vegetables, canned meat.

The drop-off dates continue until Sunday, Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at 3132 South Dr. in Burlington.

You can also donate online by following this link.

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