Agilec staff members across Ontario will be supporting our Annual Turn the Tables on Hunger initiative by participating in various fundraisers and activities to battle hunger in our communities.

Turn the Tables on Hunger is a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative that Agilec created and actively participates in year round. We also chooses one day every June for all 180 staff members in 17 locations across the province to get out into our communities and contribute in some way to eradicating hunger. In previous years, Agilec has volunteered over 1500 hours, raised more than $18,000, and donated over 2000 pounds of food to local charities.

“Since our beginning 33 years ago, we recognized the importance of working with the community on a professional level while at the same time taking every opportunity to give back to those that we serve” said CEO Wendy Legere, also adding, “we care about individuals, our communities, and society as a whole and this is our opportunity to support our values and also our mission to help people and organizations develop their potential.”

Below is a list of all activities planned by our local teams across Ontario. Please join us in our efforts to give back – together we can Turn the Tables on Hunger.

AJAX
Volunteering on June 22, 2018 at Southside Worship Centre, a local food bank helping those in need. The team will also be tending, weeding, and planting gardens at the St. Andrews Community Garden where people can learn to grow local, organic produce and sustain their own food.

BARRIE
Hosting a Bake Sale on June 20, 2018 from 9am – 3pm in the lobby of 231 Bayview Drive. They will also be participating in a nationwide Food Drive and BBQ on June 22, 2018 in partnership with Joe’s No Frills located at 165 Wellington Street West. All proceeds from both events will be donated to the Barrie Food Bank.

BURK’S FALLS
Preparing food bags and volunteering on June 22, 2018 at the Burk’s Falls and District Food Bank, a local organization that provides non-perishable food to people in need.

COURTICE
Tending, weeding, and planting gardens on June 22, 2018 at the St. Andrews Community Garden where people can learn to grow local, organic produce and sustain their own food.

FERGUS
Volunteering on June 22, 2018 at the Centre Wellington Food Bank, a local charity dedicated to easing hunger in the community by providing food and other resources in a compassionate and supportive environment.

HAMILTON
Volunteering on June 22, 2018 with Mission Services Food Bank, a charity that believes every person deserves safe housing, healthy food, and opportunities for tomorrow.

INNISFIL
Hosting a Bake Sale to support the Innisfil Community Church, which also acts as the community food bank and support hub for those in need. The event will take place on June 22, 2018 starting at 9:00am at 1070 Innisfil Beach Road. The team is also accepting donations at this location of non-perishable food items prior to the event.

KITCHENER
Hosting a Peanut Butter Drive to support the House of Friendship, a local charity serving people who are living on low income and/or in-need. Donations of any size jar of peanut butter can be made at 385 Fairway Road South, Unit 205 from June 1 – 21, 2018.

LAKEFIELD
Hosting a Food Drive on June 21, 2018 from 10am-2pm in partnership with Foodland, located at 1 Queen Street. All proceeds will be donated to the Lakefield Food Bank, a local charity dedicated to helping those in need.

MINDEN
Volunteering on June 21, 2018 with the Rotary Good Food Box packing and delivering food boxes. Good Food Box is a local program that provides affordable, fresh food in Haliburton County.

MOUNT FOREST
Hosting a BBQ on June 22, 2018 from 10am-2pm in the Foodland parking lot, located at 121 Main Street South. All proceeds will be donated to Community Pantry, a local food bank that supplies emergency food for people in need.

ORILLIA
Hosting a Garage Sale and Car Wash to support The Sharing Place, the area’s largest and busiest food bank. The events will take place on June 22, 2018 from 9:00am – 3:00pm in the Foodland parking lot located at 80 Fittons Road East.

OSHAWA
Volunteering on June 22, 2018 at St. Vincent Kitchen, a local food bank for individuals and families experiencing poverty and food insecurity. The team will also be tending, weeding, and planting gardens at the Whitby/Ajax Garden Project, an urban agriculture project that donates fresh produce to those in need.

OTTAWA
Volunteering on June 22, 2018 at Shepherds of Good Hope, a local non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless and vulnerably housed in Ottawa and creating community for all through acceptance, compassion, and care.

PETERBOROUGH
Hosting a BBQ and Food Drive on June 22, 2018 from 11am-2pm in partnership with FreshCo, located at 950 Lansdowne Street. All proceeds will be donated to Kawartha Food Share. The team will also be volunteering that day at St. Vincent de Paul Society, a local charity dedicated to helping those in need.

For more information about Agilec’s Corporate Social Responsibility and our efforts to give back please visit www.agilec.ca/giving-back

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