Challenge: Workplaces Supporting Community Food Banks

As a kickoff to Hunger Awareness Week, the Northumberland Food Security Network is challenging local workplaces to raise money and/or collect food donations for our local food banks for 4 weeks between September 21 – October 19, 2015.

In the Miramichi area, 11% of families do not have secure access to food (My Community at a Glance, 2014). Our goal is to collect as many donations as possible to help our local food banks.

How does it work?

  1. Each workplace will have to register for the challenge by September 18th See attached registration form
  2. Once registered, each workplace will be assigned a local food bank and can start the challenge on September 21st
  3. Each food item gathered will count as $1.00 towards total. Food items value will then be added to monetary value to make final donation amount.
  4. The winner will be determined by the workplace with highest donation amount per employee.

What do you win?

  1. Recognition as being the most generous workplace.
  2. Healthy coffee break for employees.
  3. Free registration for 2 representatives to Provincial Food Conference Dinner on October 26, 2015, where winning workplace will be recognized.

For questions contact Melanie at

Email :
Tel: (506) 627-7562
Fax: (506) 627-7559



Registration for Workplaces Supporting Community Food Banks Challenge

Company/organization name:

Contact person:

Phone number:


Number of employees:


Please send completed registration form to Melanie Goguen by September 18th 2015
Tel: (506) 627-7562
Fax: (506) 627-7559

Total donations will need to be reported to Melanie by October 19, 2015 and donations should be delivered to assigned food bank that same week.

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