3M Harvest Lunch aims to provide 1,500 lunches for neighbours in need
3M Canada and United Way Leeds & Grenville are teaming up again this year to launch the region’s second 3M Harvest Lunch on September 16.
The United Way Leeds & Grenville 3M Harvest Lunch aims to provide 1,500 free lunches to the most vulnerable in our local community. That is a 50% increase in target over 2021 because the number of food insecure individuals and families in our community continues to grow.
From September 16 to October 7, the 3M Harvest Lunch Team will work with six different United Way agencies and hold eleven events across Leeds & Grenville to serve and deliver lunches being provided by local businesses. We’re asking our community to show their local love by purchasing a lunch. Every $10 ticket sold buys a meal for a neighbour in need in our community. Meals can be purchased on the uwlg.org website. Simply click the yellow 3M Harvest Lunch banner! Note: a tax receipt will be provided.
“We are thrilled to offer the 3M Harvest Lunch event again this year in our Leeds & Grenville area. 3M is an amazing partner who shares our values of caring and supporting this community.” says Trish Buote, Executive Director United Way Leeds & Grenville. “This program is a WIN, WIN, WIN, WIN! With this program, you are buying a lunch for someone in need, from a local business, delivered by local 3M volunteers and you get to be a part of helping someone’s journey to move ahead in life.”
The effects of the pandemic continue to take a toll in our region, with more people than ever struggling to access healthy food, safe housing, and other basic needs. The local food bank, for example, is experiencing drastic increases in food cost and difficulty procuring items due to shortages. Marginalized youth and seniors are often going hungry because they do not have access to food on a regular basis. This is a basic necessity of life.
As our community continues to face challenge and uncertainty, the 3M Harvest Lunch and its team of dedicated volunteers will kick off what we hope will be our most successful United Way Campaign yet.