Big brass sets festive tone for launch of 20th Business Cares Food Drive

Celebrating the launch of London’s 20th annual Business Cares Food Drive, tuba players from Western University’s Don Wright Faculty of Music will kick things off with a festive performance at London Hall on Friday, November 29 at 10 a.m.

These talented tubists will demonstrate, musically, that by playing and working together we can support those most in need in our community.

Business Cares Food Drive organizers look to surpass last year’s total of 443,000 pounds of food by at least one pound. Over the past two decades, the annual three-week campaign has increased its total donations to the London and Area Food Bank by at least one pound every year.

The London and Area Food Bank provides emergency food items for 3,352 families monthly – 37 per cent of them being 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.

“For the past two decades we have been truly humbled by the outstanding support members of our local community generate for 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 exciting news about special activities planned for the 2019 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 29 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

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Renaud, Senior Media Relations Officer, 519-661-2111, ext. 85165,, @jeffrenaud99 or Wayne Dunn, Chair Business Cares Food Drive, 519-661-9803,

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