14 year old Sarah and 11 year old Claire challenge neighbourhoods in the City of Toronto to give back and make a difference in their community
WHAT: SARAH & CLAIRE’S 10TH ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE (2017)
Sarah Jordan (14) started a food drive when she was in Grade 1, after hearing a story about Daily Bread Food Bank and their Thanksgiving Food Drive, on CBC Radio. Now entering its 10th year, the food drive, run by Sarah and her sister Claire (11) has raised over 290,000 pounds of food and has involved thousands of students in Toronto (last year alone, over 7,000 students participated). Sarah’s Food Drive is also the largest community-based food drive in support of Daily Bread Food Bank. Sarah & Claire’s goal this year is to raise 100,000 pounds of food.
WHEN: Year-round, with a focus on Fall & Thanksgiving (October 9th, 2017)
Because the food drive first started at Thanksgiving, most activity around Sarah & Claire’s Food Drive happens in the Fall (September/October). That said, the food drive has become a year-round effort, with activities and the collection of food and funds happening throughout the year.
HOW: To accomplish their ambitious goal for 2017, they will need to continue to engage their local Leaside & Davisville communities, and also look to the broader City of Toronto to get involved. Local communities can get involved through local businesses, schools, and by organizing and running their own fundraisers in support of Sarah & Claire’s Food Drive.
For more information and to find out how your local community can get involved:
Sarah & Claire’s Food Drive