Things have been a little quiet on Communal Table over the past week or so, with Christmas prep slowly but surely taking over our lives. But we’re going to start this week off with some good news posts. Tomorrow, we announce the winner of our final 2010 Holiday Giveaway prize, a one-year subscription to Style at Home magazine. If you haven’t entered, today’s your last chance – click here for more info!
And today, even more exciting news. We began our donation drive for the Daily Bread Food Bank a month ago – armed with a desire to help and a pretty cool prize to give away to one of our readers who made a donation. Since then, we’ve been overwhelmed by the response. Thanks to your generosity, we’ve raised $1,250 to help feed people in need across the GTA. To put that into perspective, $25 allows the Daily Bread Food Bank to deliver an emergency food hamper box for a family of four. For $50, the organization’s Food Services Training Program can prepare enough casseroles to feed 40 people. And $100 allows Daily Bread Food Bank trucks to deliver 55,000 pounds of food. So that $1,250 will go a long way toward feeding GTA area families this Christmas (and beyond).
Anyone still interested in making a donation through Team Communal Table’s online donation page can do so. The page will remain active until the Daily Bread Food Bank’s Holiday Drive ends later this month. But our ‘donate and win’ initiative – where every donor was entered for the chance to win a $200 gift certificate to North 44 Restaurant plus a signed copy of chef Mark McEwan’s cookbook, Great Food at Home – has come to an end. The names of all who donated by midnight on Saturday were entered into our random draw held Sunday. And we have a winner… Congrats to Kelly Wray, whose generous donation ended up winning her a great prize!
Thanks to everyone for your help, and thanks to chef Mark McEwan and his team for such a great giveaway prize. We’re looking forward to our second-annual holiday donation drive next year!