High School Project launches Business Cares Food Drive showing we are ‘stronger together’

Members of the Grand Theatre’s ‘The High School Project’ will gather at Western University and musically demonstrate that the louder our collective voices are, the better we are to support those in need in our community.

Western will host this special event on Friday, November 30 at 10 a.m. at London Hall in conjunction with the launch of London’s annual Business Cares Food Drive.

This is the 19th campaign for London’s Business Cares Food Drive and organizers are hoping to surpass last year’s total of 435,400 pounds (197,494.11 kilograms) of food by at least one pound. Historically, the three-week campaign has increased its donations to the London and Area Food Bank every year dating back to 2000.

The London and Area Food Bank provides emergency food items for 3,352 families monthly – 37 per cent of which are youth under the age of 17. The Food Bank has seen a 5 per cent increase in the number of seniors seeking help since last year.

“The donations of nutritious food goods are vital to this year’s campaign as we work to support those in need in our community,” says Wayne Dunn, Business Cares Campaign Chair. “Along with food, Business Cares also appreciates financial donations as they provide the London Food Bank with the ability to purchase fresh produce, milk and baby needs.”

As always, the annual launch event for this year’s initiative will share news about special activities planned for the 2018 campaign, as well as new partnerships and collaborations.

Photos and interview opportunities are available.

Who: Wayne Dunn, Business Cares Campaign Chair and Scott May, Western’s Campus Communications Coordinator
When: Friday, November 30 at 10 a.m.
Where: Western University, London Hall (located on the east side of Western Road, south of Sarnia Road)

For more information on Business Cares, visit www.businesscares.ca

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Renaud, Senior Media Relations Officer, 519-661-2111, ext. 85165, jrenaud9@uwo.ca or Wayne Dunn, Chair Business Cares Food Drive 519-661-9803, waynedunn00@gmail.com

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