Food For Families
A Higher Purpose
Help end hunger in communities across North America. Many in our communities are struggling through hardship and unable to provide food for their families. The goal of Food for Families is to ensure that as few as possible go to bed hungry each night.
The Knights of Columbus are committed to helping end hunger through the Food for Families Program, which has donated millions of dollars and millions of pounds of food to the cause. Council and parish families will raise funds to support their local food pantries, food banks and soup kitchens. For every $500 or 1,000 pounds of food donated, the Supreme Council will refund $100 back to the council – up to a maximum of $500 per council per fraternal year. Though in-kind donation of food is valuable, leaders of hunger-relief organizations often comment that financial contributions can be stretched even further and allow nonprofits to procure the exact items needed by the organization and its clients.
The Knights and the parish provide food to the local food bank on a continual bases, Throughout the year, our council sells gift cards from the local grocery stores. Our commission is used to purchase food for the parish Christmas Hampers. In 2018 our parish supplied over 100 hampers to the need.
Gift certifcates are available in different demoninatios for Farmboy, Loblaws and Metro. Contact Dan Bazinet to purchase the gift certificates.