Burlington needs to eat 67,000 cookies to meet food bank fundraising goal
Just 67,000 cookies purchased from Tim Hortons will help the Burlington Food Bank reach one of its fundraising goals this year.
Based on the current population, that comes out to about one-third of a cookie for every Burlington resident.
The goal is to raise $100,000 as the Smile Cookie campaign kicks off at Tim Hortons which will see the $1.50 purchase price of the special cookie go directly to the food bank.
The campaign runs from May 1 to 7 across the country with local charities benefiting from the sales.
Last year the campaign raised more than $89,000 for the food bank.
“This is the biggest fundraiser for the food bank supporting the great work that we’re doing,” says Robin Bailey, executive director of the Burlington Food Bank via a social media video. “This year we hope to go over $100,000 with the support of our community.”
Launched in 1996, the annual program has since raised more than $92 million for charities and organizations across North America that are selected by the operators of the Tim Hortons restaurant.
With the Burlington Food Bank again being the charity of choice, organizers say the sale of the cookies goes a long way in keeping the shelves of the food bank stocked and ready for the thousands of clients who regularly rely on the service.
“It’s probably the most delicious way you can support what we are doing here in Burlington at the food bank,” continues Bailey. “Buy one or buy a bunch for your family or co-workers. Every purchase helps.”
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