A total of 150 volunteers were out and about around the towns of Woodstock and Ingersoll on May 6th collecting food as part of theREALTORS® Care Food Drive for the Salvation Army food banks. Of these 150 volunteers, 70 were local Realtors. Currently, it is estimated that the event brought in 5,500 pounds of food in Ingersoll, and 13,000 pounds of food in Woodstock, for a total of 18, 500 pounds of food collected. Woodstock-Ingersoll District Real Estate Board President William Cattle believes that this is the best result since the Food Drive began in 2011, and that in total over the 5 years, this event has brought in around 75,000 pounds of food.
“I am very proud of our members and the support they give to this amazing event, which gets bigger and better every year. We want our communities to know that your local RELATORS® are not just real estate representatives, but friends and neighbours who care about our communities,” commented WIDREB President, William Cattle. “I would also like to take the time to personally thank our REALTORS® Care Committee for all their hard work and dedication that they put towards creating such a successful event every year.”
The Woodstock-Ingersoll District Real Estate Board would like to take the time to think everyone who participates, and made this even t a success. With the help and dedication of community minded people like you, we would never have accomplished what we did yesterday! Additionally, we would like to extend a special thanks to our Sponsors, the Home Hardware Building Centre in Woodstock, and the Foodland in Ingersoll, who donated countless bags to this event. These sponsors joined the event two years ago and their donations have made all the difference to our Food Drive. We sincerely hope to continue this partnership for future food drives.
If you placed a bag out last night that was not picked up, please contact the Woodstock- Ingersoll & District Real Estate Board at 519-539-3616 or take your donation directly to your local Salvation Army.