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About 7 Hills Community Pantry

7 Hills Community Pantry is a registered Canadian charity serving the Warkworth area of Trent Hills. The Pantry provides an emergency supply of food to registered clients. Located in St. Paul's United Church, 60 Main Street, Warkworth Ontario

Win 1 of 3 kids’ bicycles and support your local Foodbank.

The 7 Hills Community Pantry, Warkworth’s Foodbank is holding a raffle on Saturday May 19

1st Prize 24” Super cycle Girls Mountain Bike with helmet and lock

2nd Prize 16” Despicable Me Child’s Bike with helmet

3rd Prize 11” Runners Bike with helmet

7 Hills Community Pantry Warkworth Bicycle Raffle

Tickets available at:

The Natural
Warkworth Pharmacy
Teri’s Hair salon and
The General

Price:

$2.00/ea. or 3 for 5.00

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Kids can be inspiring.

Let me introduce to you Eliot, he’s is 8 years old from Warkworth.

Eliot asked everybody that attended to celebrate his birthday party to bring food for the 7 Hills Community Pantry, Warkworth Foodbank.

I7 Hills Community Pantry Warkworth Birthday Donations

The result?

12 Bags of food.

Great work Eliot,

Thanks,

Thank you all for your generosity over the Holiday Season!!!

A big thank you to all of you!!!
For helping us help those in need over the Holiday season.

Because of you we were able to hand-out 25 Christmas Hampers that included a Turkey and all the stuffing’s.
With the help of the Giving Tree, Warkworth Pharmacy and the Secret Santa we handed out Christmas Gifts to 17 children.

Thanks to the church communities for all your donations.
Thanks to the WBA and merchants of Warkworth for their generosity.
Thanks to our neighbours and friends for dropping off clothing and toys.
Thanks to the gentleman who told his family “I don’t need anything. Donate to the food bank instead”
Thanks to the Warkworth Community Service Club.
Thanks to everyone who donated food and turkeys to our food drive, money to our fundraising campaign and to our volunteers who sorted, packed and distributed it all in time for Christmas.

We truly are blessed with a thoughtful and caring community.

The 7 Hills Community Pantry (Warkworth’s Foodbank) wishes you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

 

Plenty of opportunity to donate to the 7 Hills Community Pantry, Warkworth’s Food bank.

The coming weeks there are lots of opportunities to donate to the 7 Hills Community Pantry

– November 19 at the Warkworth Health & Wellness fair in the St. Paul United Church
– December 1 at the Warkworth Santa Claus parade
– December 8, 15 and 22 we will be at the “Yule love Warkworth” Magic under the stars.

And as always on the web at Canada Helps

We need personal care items such as new and un-opened toothpast, toilet paper, Kleenex, Shampoo etc

7 Hills Community Pantry Personal Care Item

Thanks for your support and have a happy holiday season and healthy new year.

The 7 Hills Community Pantry

P.O. Box 415, 60 Main Street
Warkworth Ontario K0K 3K0
Phone:  (705) 924-2077
Email: sevenhills.communitypantry@gmail.com

Warkworth food bank ‘in good shape’ as demand for services holds steady

Demand for food assistance remains constant at 7 Hills Community Pantry — but so is the help it receives to keep going.

“We’re in good shape right now,” said board chair Carolyn Lee

We couldn’t do it without the community support.”

That support comes in many forms, such as a young girl and a woman asking for donations to the food bank rather than be given gifts on their birthdays.

Percy Centennial Public School does a food drive around Christmas and the Girl Guides collect food during the Santa Claus Parade.

“The community is wonderful to us.”

That support is crucial as 7 Hills works with a budget of just $21,000 that’s made up mostly of donations, with a few small grants tossed in.

Each year on average, 7 Hills supplies food to 47 households, which range from single people to large families and includes seniors. Altogether, 80-some people make use of the food bank, which is open every Friday, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church.

Clients in Warkworth and surrounding area receive a large supply of food once a month, but “many people do come every two weeks,” Lee said. “If they’re really strapped, we provide them with milk, bread, meat and eggs, every week or every two weeks.”

She began volunteering at the food bank three years ago after retiring as case manager at the Community Care Access Centre in Campbellford in 2012.

This is her second year as chair, having taken over from Gail Covert, who had served in that role for nine years.

“We had a very good year,” said Lee, who presided over the food bank’s annual general meeting recently.

In the last 12 months, 7 Hills received donations of sides of beef from the Northumberland Cattlemen’s Association and Hamilton Township Mutual Insurance Company, “which helped us immensely,” Lee said.

It also received a $600 Capacity Boost grant from Walmart for the purchase of a stainless steel table.

7 Hills had held two new fundraisers and both were “very, very successful.”

The food bank looked after clothing sales at the Warkworth Community Service Club’s annual Donnybrook Sale and made “over $1,000,” Lee said.

A show featuring Elvis tribute artist Paul Thain and another local entertainer, Pat Kelleher, raised more than $2,000 in September.

More recently, Sharpe’s Food Market and Northumberland OPP joined forces to hold a Cram the Cruiser event on behalf of 7 Hills for the first time.

“We collected 135 bags (of groceries), which really helped,” Lee said, because Food 4 All, Northumberland County’s nonprofit centralized food distribution warehouse located in Cobourg, “is going to discontinue stocking some of the items that we need,” such as Kraft dinner and canned pasta.

It figured we could get those through donations, Lee said. “They’re going to substitute vegetables and fruits. People are asking for more of that.”

Northumberland United Way again provided backpacks filled with school supplies for children in families who use the food bank.

“At Christmas time, we try to make sure that we’ve got toys,” Lee said.

Copied from article in the Independent newspaper written by John Campbell

Thank you for “Cramming the Cruiser”

Our first attempt of “Cram the Cruiser” was very successful.

@Sharpefoodmarket packaged up 140 bags- some $5 and some $10.  We collected 130 of those bags, plus financial donations.
Each bag had 5-6 items- juice, soup, pasta, tuna, spaghetti sauce or diced tomatoes, canned pasta and beef stew.
Thank you to everyone who helped collect the bags in that hot, hot weather, and those that came to put the items away and helped carry them into the pantry.

The auxiliary police were great , and wanted to help again next year if we decide to do this.

7 Hills Community Pantry Warkworth Cram the Cruiser

Sgt Brian Mowat from the auxiliary police helping to unload the cruiser at the 7 Hills Community Pantry in Warkworth.

Thanks again for helping with this successful food drive during Hunger Awareness week.

Cram the Cruiser

As part of the the hunger awareness week the 7 Hills Community Pantry, Warkworth’s Food Bank, are having a Food Drive at Sharpe’s Food Market in Campbellford.

Sharpe

The OPP will be there to receive your donations.

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Support your local Food Bank. You can also make Financial Donations by following this link

https://7hillscommunitypantry.org/donate/

Thanks

7 Hills Community Pantry
a registered Canadian charity (Reg No. 807316286RR0001)

Warkworth