Milton Reporter Joins All Hands On Deck

By: Laura Steiner, Local Journalism Initiative

The Milton Reporter will be a media sponsor at All Hands On Deck, this Thursday August 12, 2021.   The third annual community fundraiser  will collect food, and donations for the Food 4 Kids Halton Foundation outside John’s No Frills at 6520 Derry Rd.

We will be working alongside our colleagues at 101.3 myFM , as they broadcast live between 9am- 5pm to bring awareness to child hunger. There are 850 kids between the age of 4 and 14 years of age with little or no access to food each weekend in Halton.  It’s a 24.5%   increase since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The focus will be on food donations, and kids served by the Food4Kids Foundation Halton.  The needs this year include:

  • Canned Turkey, Ham or Chicken
    • Canned Pasta (e.g. Alphaghetti and Zoodles
    • Campbell’s Tomato Soup
    • Annie’s Mac and Cheese
    • Baked Beans (in tomato sauce
    • Uncle Ben’s Bistro Express
    • Granola Bars (Nut Free)
    • Apple Sauce (6pack – single serve)
    • Gift cards
    • Cash donation

“The awareness built during this campaign is incredible! Since the pandemic the number of children has increase substantially to 216 in Milton,” Food4Kids Halton Executive Director Gayle Kabbash said of the initiative.

The fundraiser collected $8,194.05  worth of food and cash on behalf of Food4Kids Halton last year.  “We continue to address hunger in our area, one donation at a time, through this important and meaningful partnership with John’s No Frills and Food4Kids Halton, Hilary Montbourquette, General Manager, myFM, Milton.  For more on the fundraiser visit their website