By: Mike Anderson

The Town of Georgina will match each dollar donated by the community to the Georgina Community Food Pantry, up to a total of $25,000, according to a media release issued by the Town on April 1.

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its fourth week, the food pantry is experiencing record demand and is running low on food supplies.

“In an effort to support this valuable resource, the Town of Georgina is issuing a challenge by calling on all community groups, corporations, businesses and individuals to give, if they are able, during this challenging time,” reads the release.

“COVID-19 has impacted everyone in Georgina and now, more than ever, we need to support the local organizations that are working tirelessly to help families and the most vulnerable. I am pleased say the Town will be matching, dollar for dollar, donations to the Georgina Food Pantry up to a maximum of $25,000,” said Mayor Margaret Quirk.

“I am asking everyone, if you can, go to the Food Pantry website and make a donation. Together, let’s raise $50,000 for this worthwhile cause.”

The Keswick Lions Club is among the first service clubs to announce its support, donating $2000 to the food pantry, which will be matched by the Town.

Online donations received by the Georgina Community Food Pantry starting April 1 and ending April 13 will be matched by the Town of Georgina up to a total of $25,000.

Visit georginafoodpantry.com/donate to make a donation. For the latest information, news and updates on COVID-19 in Georgina, visit georgina.ca/COVID-19.

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