Fill the Food Bank
On October 26 Accent Inn has partnered with Shaw cable to host a "Fill the Food Bank" event!
The Accent Inn Victoria hotel is the perfect location when your driving home. Just pull in and drop off your donation and head back out on your way home.
You could win!!
As both a thank you and an incentive Accent Inns are offering $10 off coupons for your next stay at any Accent Inn in B.C. and everyone who donates will have the chance to enter a draw to win a gift certificate good for 2 nights at the Accent Inn of your choice! (Victoria, Vancouver Airport, Burnaby, Kelowna, Kamloops)
The giving gets even better because for this event Shaw Cable and Campbell's will match any donation. That means your giving power just tripled. Fill the Food Banks is Shaw's first initiative in the Together is Amazing movement.
Can't make it on the 26th? We have a donation box already set-up at the Accent Inn Victoria hotel. Come by anytime!
Read more on just how important the need is:
Each month, there’s an average of 800,000 individuals who visit food banks across Canada – that’s 3,252,134 meals. The demand for food assistance continues to escalate, so we made a pledge to make a difference, together with other businesses who would join forces with us.
Here are some statistics from “Hunger Facts”, Food Banks Canada, 2009:
• 31 percent of food banks do not have enough food to meet the need
• 36 percent of food banks have been forced to give out less food than usual
• 23 percent report difficulty recruiting enough volunteers to manage every day operations
• 50 percent of food banks recipients are families with children
The Fill the Food Banks campaign involves many businesses who have agreed to display posters and donation boxes. Some of those businesses have made larger commitments, to run special events or a dedicated “drive through food bank” day.
Remember this big plus – Shaw and Campbell’s will match every pound of food donated by the public.
Shaw will pick up food from donation boxes, weigh them and send them to area food banks.
You can find further information on our website at www.TogetherIsAmazing.com