Niagara auto association gives $1 million to help feed families


Published September 11, 2023 at 9:55 am

Members of CAA Niagara and the Feed Niagara association joined together this morning during the $1 million cheque presentation. (All photos: CAA Niagara)

The fundraising initiative was called “The Big Food Boost” and by the end of the drive, CAA Niagara was able to hand a $1 million cheque to the workers at Feed Niagara.

The cheque, which was passed to the food organization today (Sept. 11), will be doled out $100,000 annually for the next decade.

Feed Niagara, an organization dedicated to helping those in need in the community, said the cheque “will play a vital role in strengthening Feed Niagara’s essential work.”

President and CEO of CAA Niagara Peter Van Hezewyk said it was all about helping the community and doing their part to end hunger.

“At CAA Niagara, we believe in the strength of our community,” said Hezewyk. “Our $1 million pledge demonstrates our strong commitment to making a positive impact. Together, we’re focused on ending hunger in our community.”

Stacy Elia, CEO at GBF (Grimsby Benevolent Fund) Community Service, a representative for Feed Niagara, noted, “CAA Niagara’s unwavering commitment is truly inspiring. This $1 million will enable us to reach more people, enhance our services, and provide food to more families in need. Together, we’re building a brighter future for our community.”

The second annual “Big Food Boost” fundraiser saw not only cash donation but with kiosks set up in community areas such as grocery stores, CAA Niagara also saw over 4,000 pounds of food was donated.

Volunteers at CAA Niagara’s “The Big Food Boost” helped the group pledge $1 million to Feed Niagara over the next decade but also collected over 4,000 pounds in food during the drive.

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