Food Blitz hauls in almost 84,000 pounds of non-perishable goods

(Kingston, ON, May 16, 2013) The Partners in Mission Food Bank is stocking its shelves with about 84,000 pounds of non-perishable goods today after another successful Hotel Dieu Hospital Annual Food Blitz on Wednesday night.

“The collection bags will continue to come in over the next few weeks, so we’re confident in predicting that we should receive enough to hit the 90,000 pound mark,” says Food Bank executive director Sandy Singers.

“Although this is short of our 100,000 pound goal, we’re very pleased with the outcome. We would like to thank the entire Kingston community for their generosity and their continued support of our service.”

Hundreds of canvassers and Food Bank warehouse volunteers were kept hopping during the 28th Annual Food Blitz as they collected, unloaded and sorted foodstuffs during the evening.

“We thank everyone who helped to get the word out about our annual Food Blitz,” says Singers. “And we applaud our volunteers and organizers for continuing to support this Blitz year after year. They never let us down.”

Donations of non-perishable food items can still be dropped off at any local grocery store. Monetary donations can always be made via the Food Bank’s website at www.kingstonfoodbank.net.

Hotel Dieu Hospital is the ambulatory care teaching and research hospital for Kingston and Southeastern Ontario, affiliated with Queen’s University. We provide expert care to more than 500,000 people in the region through specialized programs including pediatrics, medicine, ophthalmology, cardiology, surgery, mental health, oncology and urgent care. We deliver quality, safe health care, while advancing innovative research and educating the health care professionals of the future. Leading the transformation of ambulatory care

L'Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu est l'établissement de soins ambulatoires universitaire pour Kingston et le Sud-Est de l'Ontario affilié à l’Université Queen's. Il fournit des soins spécialisés à plus de 500 000 personnes de la région. Parmi ses services spécialisés, mentionnons les services de pédiatrie, de médecine, d’ophtalmologie, de cardiologie, de chirurgies, de santé mentale, d’oncologie et de soins d'urgence. L'hôpital fournit des services de soins de santé sûrs et de qualité tout en menant des recherches novatrices et en formant les professionnels de la santé de demain. Chef de file pour la transformation des soins ambulatoires

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