Post Consumer Brands has helped out the Fare Share Food Bank once again.
As part of its Ingredients for Good program, Post Consumer Brands donated a large amount of non-perishable food along with a cheque for $3,000 which is part of the National Volunteer Month in April.
“It’s an opportunity for us to give back to the community,” said Plant Manager, Craig Byers.
“Ingredients for Good,” is about trying to take the great brands that we make in terms of cereal and look at that as an opportunity to put ingredients into the mouths of everyone we can.”
Byers took a tour of the Food Bank on Wednesday and said for the size of the facility the volunteers do so much for those in need.
“It’s amazing the square footage they are working with is very small, yet they feed so many families, up to 2,800 families were fed last month.”
Byers and a number of staff will be helping out at the Fare Share Food Bank located at 700 D’Arcy Street on Friday.
The employees of Post Consumer Brands are the ones doing the hard work and raised the money and food for the Food Bank, said Byers.
“It’s humbling to see the impact of what inflation is doing to Canada and Canadians, especially within our communities and how hard it’s getting and how that threshold has jumped up.”
Director of Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank, Harry Meester said it’s great to have neighbours like Post Consumer Brands who are directly across the road from where the Food Bank is located.
“The need is surprisingly shocking. We were not ready for the growth last year and were caught off guard. Last year our growth and demand was 60%/ (more).”
“This year again we’re growing month after month.”
“It really is an indicator of things going sideways for a lot of families economically.”
Meester said the food and monetary donation are greatly appreciated and on Friday a number of Post workers will be helping out at the Fare Share Food Bank.
“Post is wonderful. When they said on the sign, their mission is, “to make lives better by making delicious food accessible for all,” this is the way to make that mission statement come alive.”