News November 2013

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Keeping It Local

Monthly Newsletter

 November Issue

      

 

         Service. Compassion.  Dignity.

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Ste.Louise Outreach Centre of Peel

So much more than just your local Food Bank.

Where you never walk alone

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Did You Know...

The number of Canadians using food banks has fallen off slightly but still remains near record highs almost four years after the end of the economic recession.

Every March Ste. Louise Outreach participates in a Canada wide study that gets compiled by Food Banks Canada. It shows that more than 833,000 people relied on food handouts during one snapshot month earlier this year, compared with 872,379 the previous March. More than a third of them were children.

"Underlying this small drop is a concern of enormous proportions: food bank use remains higher than it was before the recession began," the report states.

"During a time of apparent economic recovery, far too many Canadians still struggle to put food on the table."   Low-income jobs are the culprit, the report found, and there's an abundance of them thanks to a Canada-wide loss of manufacturing jobs over the past three decades.

Roadblocks on the path to employment insurance and social assistance - and the paltry incomes provided by those programs once disadvantaged Canadians are able to access them - only add to the misery.

The annual Hunger Count study provides one of the most up-to-date national indicators of poverty. The latest Statistics Canada numbers show that 8.8 per cent of people were living below the low-income cutoff in 2011.

Who is going hungry in 2013? More than half of those turning to food banks are families with children, the report concludes.   Twelve per cent of households asking for help were currently employed, while another five per cent were recently employed.

Eleven per cent of those using food banks self-identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit, and another 11 per cent are new immigrants to Canada.

"Both of these groups continue to face unacceptable levels of poverty, and are forced to turn to food banks as a result," the study found.

The government has been called upon to invest in affordable housing, better income supports and to "increase social investment in northern Canada to address the stunning levels of food insecurity in northern regions."

"We lose billions of dollars each year trying to address the health and social consequences of poverty after it takes its toll, rather than preventing it in the first place,".

While federal and provincial governments are attempting to do more to combat hunger, the numbers remain disturbingly high.

"We've got a long way to go", one child going to bed hungry is one child too many, and we have 300,000 of them in this country."

 

 

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 EUCHRE Fundraiser - Hosted by BPW

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How do you have a successful fundraiser ?.......

Associate with incredible ladies like the Business and Professional Women's Club of Brampton (BPW)

They have put this wonderful night together for            Ste. Louise for the 3 consecutive years.  

There is so much that goes on behind the scenes to make this happen.

The impressive turn out of players.

Dedicated helpers like our two lone hand ladies Pat Wepf and Suzanne Roy.

Amazing individuals like Dave Rose who has generously donated the meats, vegetable and buns every year.

 

Pat Dowling & Barb Hore - Event Coordinators / Gift Organizers

 

Linda Barker - Registration

 

Chefs: Pearl, Wendy, Cynthia, Camilla and Linda Ford.

Food Helpers: Pat, Suzanne, Indira and Camilla.

 

The many wonderful sponsors.

 

What an incredible surprise when Pat announced that Cynthia & ScotiaBank 

were contributing $1000.00 towards the night.

 

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR WHAT YOU DO FOR YOUR COMMUNITY.

 

 

 

 

Thankgiving & Halloween "We Scare Hunger" 

                         Food Drives


Food Bank shelves run drastically low over the summer months.  Thanks to all the schools who participated in this years Thanksgiving and Halloween food drives, our shelves are replenished.

Brampton Christian School

Canada Christian Academy

Cheyne Middle School

El Dorado Public

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Mountain Ash 

Notre Dame Catholic Sec.

Queen Street Public

St. Aloyisuis Gonzaga

St. Angela Merici

St. Brigid

St. Jean Marie Vianney

St. Lucy

St. Ursula

Tall Pines 

WE WELCOME YOUR GROUP FOR A DAY OF VOLUNTEERING

 

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare


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WHAT A DAY 1

 

Nicola Lyons and these 9 wonderful ladies made a big difference.  Cannot believe what they accomplished.

They unpacked and shelved food from 4 school drives, 3 store collections and all of the days drop offs.  Also helped in getting the toy room ready, assisted clients and pitched in throughout the center.

They left the place immaculate and amazed us all with their generosity, hard work and kind spirits.   Thanks for the memories and your priceless time.

Hope to see you all again.

Are you or your company looking for a place to give......

THIS CHRISTMAS 

WE NEED YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT.

 

HOW TO MAKE A DONATION: 

- Drop in and give in person. 

- By mail: 32 Haggert Ave. N. Brampton, Ont. L6X 1Y3 

- Through our Website at "Canada Helps"

We are a registered Charity, a tax receipt will be issued.

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Ste. Louise Outreach

Welcomes the Brampton Beast Hockey Club

Special thanks to Brett Smith and Family for joining us at our "Family Pizza Night".

 

To Cal Wild for attending our "Garage Sale and Pancake Breakfast".

 

And to Bonnie Chen for tickets for our families

to watch the games through your "Companies that Care program".

Donate today

 

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PLEASE... "KEEP IT LOCAL"

 

            Help Us to Feed Our Families



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Catherine Rivera, Board President

905-454-2144 

32 Haggert Ave. North, 

Brampton, Ontario, L6X 1Y3 
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Keeping It Local

Monthly Newsletter

 November Issue

     

 

         Service. Compassion.  Dignity.

 

 

 

Ste.Louise Outreach Centre of Peel

So much more than just your local Food Bank.

Where you never walk alone

 

 

 

Did You Know...

 

The number of Canadians using food banks has fallen off slightly but still remains near record highs almost four years after the end of the economic recession.

Every March Ste. Louise Outreach participates in a Canada wide study that gets compiled by Food Banks Canada. It shows that more than 833,000 people relied on food handouts during one snapshot month earlier this year, compared with 872,379 the previous March. More than a third of them were children.

"Underlying this small drop is a concern of enormous proportions: food bank use remains higher than it was before the recession began," the report states.

"During a time of apparent economic recovery, far too many Canadians still struggle to put food on the table."   Low-income jobs are the culprit, the report found, and there's an abundance of them thanks to a Canada-wide loss of manufacturing jobs over the past three decades.

Roadblocks on the path to employment insurance and social assistance - and the paltry incomes provided by those programs once disadvantaged Canadians are able to access them - only add to the misery.

The annual Hunger Count study provides one of the most up-to-date national indicators of poverty. The latest Statistics Canada numbers show that 8.8 per cent of people were living below the low-income cutoff in 2011.

Who is going hungry in 2013? More than half of those turning to food banks are families with children, the report concludes.   Twelve per cent of households asking for help were currently employed, while another five per cent were recently employed.

Eleven per cent of those using food banks self-identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit, and another 11 per cent are new immigrants to Canada.

"Both of these groups continue to face unacceptable levels of poverty, and are forced to turn to food banks as a result," the study found.

The government has been called upon to invest in affordable housing, better income supports and to "increase social investment in northern Canada to address the stunning levels of food insecurity in northern regions."

"We lose billions of dollars each year trying to address the health and social consequences of poverty after it takes its toll, rather than preventing it in the first place,".

While federal and provincial governments are attempting to do more to combat hunger, the numbers remain disturbingly high.

"We've got a long way to go", one child going to bed hungry is one child too many, and we have 300,000 of them in this country."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 EUCHRE Fundraiser - Hosted by BPW

 

How do you have a successful fundraiser ?.......

Associate with incredible ladies like the Business and Professional Women's Club of Brampton (BPW)

 

They have put this wonderful night together for            Ste. Louise for the 3 consecutive years. 

 

There is so much that goes on behind the scenes to make this happen.

 

The impressive turn out of players.

 

Dedicated helpers like our two lone hand ladies Pat Wepf and Suzanne Roy.

 

Amazing individuals like Dave Rose who has generously donated the meats, vegetable and buns every year.

 

Pat Dowling & Barb Hore - Event Coordinators / Gift Organizers

 

Linda Barker - Registration

 

Chefs: Pearl, Wendy, Cynthia, Camilla and Linda Ford.

Food Helpers: Pat, Suzanne, Indira and Camilla.

 

The many wonderful sponsors.

 

What an incredible surprise when Pat announced that Cynthia & ScotiaBank

were contributing $1000.00 towards the night.

 

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR WHAT YOU DO FOR YOUR COMMUNITY.

 

 

 

 

 

Thankgiving & Halloween "We Scare Hunger"

                         Food Drives

 

Food Bank shelves run drastically low over the summer months.  Thanks to all the schools who participated in this years Thanksgiving and Halloween food drives, our shelves are replenished.

 

Brampton Christian School

Canada Christian Academy

Cheyne Middle School

El Dorado Public

Fletcher's Meadow Sec.

Mountain Ash

Notre Dame Catholic Sec.

Queen Street Public

St. Aloyisuis Gonzaga

St. Angela Merici

St. Brigid

St. Jean Marie Vianney

St. Lucy

St. Ursula

Tall Pines

 

WE WELCOME YOUR GROUP FOR A DAY OF VOLUNTEERING

 

 

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare

 

 

WHAT A DAY 1

 

Nicola Lyons and these 9 wonderful ladies made a big difference.  Cannot believe what they accomplished.

 

They unpacked and shelved food from 4 school drives, 3 store collections and all of the days drop offs.  Also helped in getting the toy room ready, assisted clients and pitched in throughout the center.

 

They left the place immaculate and amazed us all with their generosity, hard work and kind spirits.   Thanks for the memories and your priceless time.

 

Hope to see you all again.

 

 

Are you or your company looking for a place to give......

THIS CHRISTMAS

WE NEED YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT.

 

HOW TO MAKE A DONATION:

- Drop in and give in person.

- By mail: 32 Haggert Ave. N. Brampton, Ont. L6X 1Y3

- Through our Website at "Canada Helps"

 

We are a registered Charity, a tax receipt will be issued.

 

 

 

 

Ste. Louise Outreach

Welcomes the Brampton Beast Hockey Club

 

Special thanks to Brett Smith and Family for joining us at our "Family Pizza Night".

 

To Cal Wild for attending our "Garage Sale and Pancake Breakfast".

 

And to Bonnie Chen for tickets for our families

to watch the games through your "Companies that Care program".

 

 

Donate today

 

 Don't just think about it....Do it

 

 

PLEASE... "KEEP IT LOCAL"

 

            Help Us to Feed Our Families

 

 

 

 

 

Catherine Rivera, Board President

905-454-2144

32 Haggert Ave. North,

Brampton, Ontario, L6X 1Y3

info@stelouisefoodbank.ca

 

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