For Immediate Release
September 24, 2001
Waste Collection and Processing
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 4589
Region of Peel Answers Food Bank's Call for Donations
Region of Peel's Dwayne Cromwell (right-front) and Nancy Cotton (centre-front) hand box of donated food to Renee Desroches, Eden Food Bank Volunteer Coordinator (left-front). Looking on are (left to right) Marolyn Morrison, Chair of Public Works for the Region of Peel; Gail McCalla, Chair of Friends of Eden Food Bank and Anne Green, Eden Food Bank Volunteer Coordinator.
(Brampton) - Today, Region of Peel staff delivered more than 1,000 kilograms of non-perishable food items to the Eden Food Bank in Meadowvale. Gail McCalla, Chair of the Friends of Eden Food Bank, the fundraising organization for the Eden Food Bank, as well as Eden Food Bank staff were on hand on hand to accept the donation.
The food was donated by Peel residents at the Region of Peel's fall Environment Day events on Saturday, Sept. 22. These events were held at all of the Region's recycling depots and a special one-day location at 2390 Argentia Rd in Meadowvale.
"Our Environment Day events draw a number of participants from communities throughout the Region," said Regional Councillor Marolyn Morrison, Chair of Public Works for the Region of Peel. "Not only are the residents helping the environment by recycling their household waste, but they're also contributing to their community by dropping off food for local food banks."
Regional Councillor Marolyn Morrison (foreground) pulls up her sleeves to assist Eden Food Bank volunteers unpack the boxes of donated food.
Each year, the Region of Peel encourages residents attending the events to donate non-perishable food items in exchange for two free bags of garden compost. Responding to Eden Food Bank's recent call for food donations, Regional staff determined all food donations collected at Saturday's events would be given to this worthwhile cause.
"We're thrilled to be delivering this food today," said Dwayne Cromwell, Supervisor of Waste Collection and Processing. "But, thanks should go to all the Peel residents who generously donated the food items at our Environment Day events."
For more information, please visit the Region of Peel's Web site at www.region.peel.on.ca or call the WASTELINE, 905-791-9499. For long-distance areas in Caledon, call 905-584-2216, free of charge, and ask for the WASTELINE.
Gail McCalla, Chair of the Friends of Eden Food Bank, takes a closer look at the donated food before stocking the food bank's shelves.
Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail
Web site: http://www.region.peel.on.ca
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