On November 23rd, Molson Coors Canada, the Firkin Group, and the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) launched the 5th annual Raise a Pint of Glory campaign at the Owl and Firkin Pub to get Ontarians engaged in fighting hunger this holiday season.
“This has been one of the most difficult years on record for Ontario’s food banks... Food and financial donations are down in many communities, while many food banks are reporting that record numbers of Ontarians are turning to them for assistance. We need the support of our neighbours more than ever before, " says Adam Spence, Executive Director of the OAFB.
375,000 people turn to food banks every month in Ontario, and 37 percent of the province's food banks do not have enough food to serve the needs of their community.
Beginning November 25th, you can support the OAFB by visiting your favourite Firkin Pub for a pint of Rickard’s Red. The Firkin will donate 25¢ to the Ontario Association of Food Banks for every pint of Rickard's sold through December 26th, 2009.
For more information, visit:
The Firkin Group of Pubs: http://www.firkinpubs.com/
The Ontario Association of Food Banks: http://www.oafb.ca/