Orangeville Food Bank Hosts 3rd Annual “Coldest Night of the Year”

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Orangeville, ON  January 20th, 2020 – The Orangeville Food Bank (OFB) is gearing up to host the 3rd Annual “Coldest Night of the Year” event. This year the goal is to raise $65,000 which would help cover the cost of the rent for an entire year. The event will take place Saturday, February 22nd with a 2km, 5km and 10km walking route.

The “Coldest Night of the Year” is a national event that benefits local charities. Tens of thousands of Canadians step outside the warmth and comfort of their homes and shine a light of welcome and inclusion. It is a family-friendly event that hopes to help the hungry and hurting in our community. Each step we take brings someone closer to safety, health and home. Together, we raise funds for the Orangeville Food Bank whose commitment and work transforms lives.

To register for the event visit www.cnoy.org/orangeville. Registration is now open. Participants can sign up to either walk or volunteer at the event. Walkers over the age of 10 can either pay a registration fee of $25.00 or fundraise to earn this year’s toque. Children under the age of 10 are free. Walking routes and registration information can be found on the website. Hot chocolate and a warm, light meal will be served to all walkers and volunteers after the walk. If you would like to become a corporate sponsor, please contact the Orangeville Food Bank.

Date: Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Time: 4 pm – Registration opens

  • 5 pm – Walk begins (all distances)
  • 6 pm – Registration closes
  • 6 pm – Meal service begins
  • 8 pm – Route closes, meal service ends

Starting Location: Westside Secondary School

300 Alder St

Orangeville, ON

The Orangeville Food Bank is a not-for-profit organization that provides emergency food and supplies to 700 people a month in the Orangeville area. It is supported by approximately 100 volunteers and relies on food and monetary donations from our community. The Orangeville Food Bank believes in dignity and uses a points-based shopping system where patrons choose their own food. It is a member of Feed Ontario, one of the organizations in the Food Banks Canada Network.

For media inquiries contact:

Christine Hann, Public Relations Manager

[email protected]

519-806-0601

9-75 First Street Suite 253 Orangeville ON, L9W 5B6

www.dufferinmedia.com

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