Agilec staff members across Ontario will be supporting our 5th 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. The company also chooses one day every June for all 180 staff members in 17 locations across the province to get out into their communities and contribute in some way to eradicating hunger. In previous years, Agilec has volunteered over 2000 hours, raised more than $20,000, and donated over 4000 pounds of food to local charities.
“Since our beginning 34 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.”
The activities our teams have planned for this year’s events are as follows:
In partnership with the Town of Ajax, Agilec’s Ajax location will be volunteering on June 14, 2019 from 10:00am – 2:00pm at St. Andrews Community Garden, a local initiative where people can learn to grow organic produce and sustain their own food.
Agilec’s Barrie location will be participating in a Food Drive on June 14, 2019 in partnership with Joe’s No Frills located at 165 Wellington Street West from 10:00am – 2:00pm. All proceeds will be donated to the Barrie Food Bank
Agilec’s Burk’s Falls location will be doing a Food Drive at Collins’ Valu-Mart, 24 Commercial Dr, Burk’s Falls, from 10:00am – 2:00pm on June 14, 2019.
Agilec’s Hamilton location will be volunteering on June 14, 2019 at Mission Services of Hamilton, a local charity dedicated to helping those in need. They will be sorting, organizing and restocking the shelves in the Food Bank at 196 Wentworth Street North, Hamilton.
Agilec’s Innisfil location will be hosting an onsite Bake Sale & Raffle on June 14, 2019 from 9:00am – 3:30 pm at 1070 Innisfil Beach Road. All proceeds from the event will support the Innisfil Community Church, which also acts as the community food bank and support hub for those in need.
Agilec’s Kitchener location will be 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 3rd – 28th, 2019.
Agilec’s Lakefield location will be hosting a Food Drive on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 11:00am-1:30pm 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.
Agilec’s Orillia location will be hosting a Garage Sale and Car Wash on Friday, June 14, 2019 from 10:00am – 3:00pm in partnership with Foodland, located at 80 Fittons Road East. All proceeds will be donated to The Sharing Place, the area’s largest and busiest food bank.
On June 14, 2019 from 9:00am – 1:00pm, the staff at Agilec’s Head Office in Oshawa will be volunteering at the following locations:
• Gate 3:16 – Outreach Centre preparing, serving, and cleaning up after breakfast and lunch
• Community Garden painting the front window grates, priming the raised beds, building a series of vegetable trellises, and weeding the gardens
• Community Care – Adult Day Program preparing meals and snacks, baking and visiting with seniors
Agilec’s Ottawa location will be volunteering on June 14, 2019 to prepare and pack meals for Parkdale Food Centre, a local charity with the mission to build healthier, more connected neighbours and neighbourhoods through good food, innovative community partnerships, and by challenging inequalities in order to create lasting impacts.
Agilec’s Peterborough location will be hosting a BBQ and Food Drive on June 14, 2019 from 11am-2pm in partnership with FreshCo, located at 950 Lansdowne Street West. All proceeds will be donated to Kawartha Food Share, a local charity that ensures members of the Peterborough County-City community have access to a reliable emergency food source.
Please join us, together we can Turn the Tables on Hunger!
Visit www.agilec.ca/giving-back for more information about Agilec’s Corporate Social Responsibility and our commitment to give back.