December 16, 2010

It's all in the numbers.

I saw it on my friend, Yukon Dame's tweet:

Whitehorse Foodbank 500 Club - $20/month x 500 members equals sustainable revenues - helping hungry people... Merry Christmas everyone!

Oh my goodness. Could it be so simple? I phoned my friend, Stephen, at the Food Bank Society of Whitehorse to find out more. He informed me that, if 500 people donate $20/month then the Food Bank will be sustainable. They call it the "500 Club". The club already has just over 200 donors.

The Food Bank gives out over 450 food hampers every month. They give the hampers to people who are trying their best to get by but really, genuinely, need that help. They give the hampers to people who have to choose between feeding themselves and their children or paying their rent. They give them out to people who are dealing with issues of addiction and mental health who could really use a decent meal from time-to-time.

When you think about it, $240/year really isn't that much.  Not that much at all.

If you'd like to join the 500 Club, please call Stephen at (867) 393-2265.

1 comment:

Heather, aka: Mum said...

Well now, THERE is food for thought...very worthwhile food at that :)

Mery Christmas Michael! All the best to you & your's in the days, weeks & months to come!!!