ST. JOHN’S, NL
– College of the North Atlantic (CNA) campuses across the province will once again participate in the CBC Feed NL Day, which is slated for Friday, Dec. 8 on the island, and Friday, Dec. 15 in Labrador.
Now in its 13th year, this annual fundraiser for the Community Food Sharing Association and local food banks has become a holiday tradition that helps many families in need.
In addition to Feed NL Day, members of the public, as well as faculty, students and staff at all 17 CNA campuses throughout the province will have two options from now until Friday, Dec. 22: donate a turkey for this very worthy cause, and/or make a monetary donation. All proceeds will stay in their local communities.
In the spirit of creating friendly competition, the college will bring back the Turkey Wars, which allows a challenge to be issued between a campus, class, student or CNA employee to see who can donate the most turkeys to the Feed NL Turkey Drive.
The 2016 Feed NL Day campaign raised more than $109,000 and 5,000 kg of food for the Community Food Sharing Association, and according to Eg Walters, general manager of the Community Food Sharing Association, the organization sees over 25,000 people accessing the food bank each month.
“It is extremely important that food banks across the province get support this time of year. We have a lot of less fortunate people throughout the whole of Newfoundland and Labrador, and in fact, food bank usage is up to over 25,000 people each month, so a combination of financial support and food donations will be a well-rounded addition this year,” Walters said.
“It’s important to keep the less fortunate in mind, not only during Christmas time, but throughout the rest of the year. Christmas is a special time of year and a special time of giving, and I would like to see less-fortunate people be able to sit down to a nice Christmas dinner just the same as you or I.”
For more information about CBC Feed NL Day, visit the CBC website at www.cbc.ca/feednlday
or the CNA website at http://www.cna.nl.ca/feed-nl-day
. You can also follow CNA on Twitter @CNA_News, on Facebook, and Instagram at cna_news, as well as CBC Newfoundland and Labrador’s Twitter account, or via #CBCfeednlday and #CBChelps.
Public Relations Specialist
College of the North Atlantic