Newark Neighbours continues to serve those in need with compassion, care and concern. The generous donation of time that our volunteers give is greatly appreciated by our organization and especially by all those whom we serve.
Our recent Thanksgiving Holiday Hamper program was a great success, due to the generosity of so many individuals. Those in need received additional food and treats to make their holiday a special one. Our heartfelt gratitude to all those who made donations, our volunteers, and those individuals who kindly sponsored some of our families.
We truly appreciate the support we have recently received from Kent Heritage Farms, Walker’s Country Market, Hendriks valu-mart, Phil’s valu-mart, St. Andrew’s Church, Syme Jago, Adrian Goldberg, Kathy and Tim Taylor, Larry and Joan Bourk, Vicky Downes and the NOTL Communities in Bloom committee.
As we begin to plan for the next holiday just around the corner, we are fortunate that we are already being asked by folks what food items they can donate. Our needs for the Christmas Holiday Hampers are as follows: canned ham; boxed stuffing mix; canned cranberry sauce; canned pineapple; canned or packaged turkey gravy; canned peas; beans; bottled cranberry juice; apple juice; crackers; cookies; cake mixes; Jell-O; pasta sauces; rice; canned salmon; shampoo and conditioner; soap (bar or liquid)/body lotion; paper towels.
Please check our website at www.newarkneighbours.ca for our thrift store and food bank hours. Donations of non-perishable food, clean clothing and small household items are greatly appreciated, and best dropped off between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Laura Gibson, president