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Distribution

Loads Of Love

We were not short on volunteers which reflects the kindness of our community. In fact, there were so many helping hands that this large container was packed up and ready to roll in a mere 5 hours – which sets a new record! This container is set to arrive in Ukraine in December. Altogether we were able to send 420 boxes of dehydrated soup mix from Southwestern Ontario Gleaners, 30 bicycles, 22 wheelchairs, 6 hospital beds, an Arjo machine (which …

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Huge Food Donation Benefits North

On Nov. 24, 2017, roughly $50,000 in fresh veggies and dehydrated soup was delivered in the Gateway to the North through the generosity of a variety of organizations. The donations are to be split between communities in the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation (PBCN), Montreal Lake, as well as The Full Gospel Outreach Centre, S.H.A.R.E and the Prince Albert Food Bank. For Beverly Hadland, the ambassador to First Peoples for the Crossroads Christian Communications organization, the donation of food represents an …

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Indigenous Community Of Thunder Bay

A 22-kilogram bag of carrots from Leamington, Ont. traveled more than 1,000 kilometers by road and another 500 kilometers by air before it landed in Lance Baxter’s arms. The bulky bag was part of a food shipment that would usually cost thousands of dollars to get to Marten Falls First Nation, a remote northern Ontario community where about 400 people were in need of fresh food. “My community is in crisis right now,” said Baxter, after unloading skids of food from a North Star Air …

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Shipment Sent To Nunavut

We are delighted to be assisting the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. This is the first time, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, has included our soup mix in their North of 60 program. In September 2016, a large shipment was received in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut.

Shipment Flys To Sandy Lake

On Friday morning, 10,000 pounds — or 4,536 kilograms — of food was loaded onto a Wasaya Hawker Siddeley 748 plane to fly to Sandy Lake, a First Nation community. The use of plane was donated by the First Nations-owned airline. Wasaya Airways, Erb Trucking and the Trucks for Change network have all been instrumental in getting the donated food to its final destination. Southwestern Ontario Gleaners donated a huge shipment of soup mix, snacks, and fresh produce.  On Friday’s Superior Morning broadcast, Sandy …

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Slicing And Dicing Miracles

 Young And Old Every weekday at 8 a.m. a group of dedicated seniors put on hair nets, slide on sanitary gloves and grab a seat beside a rotating conveyer belt.  On that belt, are not-so-pretty peppers and those oversized carrots that growers may not be able to sell to grocery store suppliers.  “What we do here gives life to many people,” said Tina Quiring, Chair of the Southwestern Ontario Gleaners in Leamington.  She helped start this chapter about five …

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