We are having a non-perishable foods and toiletries drive at McCaffrey’s in Princeton to replenish our shelves on Saturday, October 17 from 10:00am-4:00pm. Please come out to McCaffrey’s and support Bentley as we are in need of non-perishable provisions and toiletries for struggling working families in need in our region. We certainly are thankful to McCaffrey’s for being the host food market for this drive. World Food Day is Friday, October 16 and Bentley is having its own event! The suggested list is below:
Pasta, rice, peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, tomato sauce, snack bars, canned or packaged beans, canned or packaged gravy, canned vegetables, canned fruits, soups, tuna fish, boxed milk, macaroni & cheese, cake mixes, soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, disposable razors, shaving cream, laundry detergent. Thank you for your generous contributions!
World Food Day is Friday, October 16, 2015.
World Food Day is a day of action against hunger. On October 16, people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime. Because when it comes to hunger, the only acceptable number in the world is zero.
World Food Day celebrates the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on October 16, 1945 in Quebec, Canada. First established in 1979, World Food Day has since then been observed in almost every country by millions of people.
In North America, grassroots events and public awareness campaigns engage diverse audiences in action against hunger. From hunger walks and World Food Day dinners to meal packaging events and food drives, there are many ways for people to be a part of solutions to hunger.
Our generous provider grocery stores Trader Joe’s, Stop & Shop, McCaffrey’s and ShopRite are helping us grow and provide Bentley with such incredible and amazing wholesome, nourishing, nutritious and healthy perishable and non-perishable food provisions to re-distribute to our participant families as they shop and pick up provisions weekly. We are certainly grateful and blessed to be the faithful stewards and recipients entrusted with their provisions.
We had a great time at our Bentley table, meeting so many wonderful people from our communities that stopped by to say hello and learn about our program. Happy to have been part of this successful event.
Rest, Relax & Enjoy! Labor Day (Labour Day in Canada) in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.
We are extremely grateful for all generous provisions we receive from all of our generous providers each week. Most of what we receive is fresh, perishable, wholesome, nourishing and nutritious foods. We are grateful!
We received fresh plumcots from Trader Joe’s which is a hybrid between a plum and apricot. Delicious! Grateful! Blessed!
In June, our summer intern Nick arrived to help at Bentley. After training and introducing him to our generous providers, Nick became our driver picking up generous provisions in our recently donated box truck. Nick also helped load and unload, sort, pick and place provisions away, broke down the cardboard boxes, stocked shelves, worked with pallets of beverages and other assorted work. We will miss Nick as he will be going back to college. Just when he has mastered everything! Thank you, Nick, for your dedication and helping hands. We will miss you! Nick wrote a blog below:
“I graduated from Hillsborough High school in 2014. I am currently going to Eastern Michigan University where I am studying health and physical education and special education and will be a sophomore this fall. I am also on the cross country and indoor/outdoor track team. Bentley has really opened my eyes to the things that are going on in our community that you normally wouldn’t think are happening. Every day I leave Bentley, I leave with the feeling of knowing I am helping families who really need it. That is one of the most rewarding feelings you could have”.