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To Gateway’s Young Adults Annual Caledonia Spring Food Drive Webpage!
Our food drive is a prayerfully considered, Spirit led initiative to bless the community and fellowship with our church and neighbors. 
Each year we gather safely to do our small part of this fun event so that together we can have a BIG impact, helping the Caledonia food bank do its important work.
From this page you can learn about our food drive, interact with our map of Caledonia which is divided into manageable routes, and even sign up a team or individual from our easy to use online sign up form.

Spring Food Drive in a Nutshell

The 2021 Food Pick-up date is

Saturday, May 29

The Caledonia Food Drive is accomplished by (Covid compliant) teams of 3-5 people covering manageable routes that together make up a mosaic covering the whole town. Teams participate by delivering flyers along their route without knocking between May 21 and May 26. Teams then return to their routes to do contactless pick up of donated food on Saturday May 29 starting at 10am. Volunteers will box the food in their vehicle before returning to the church. Food will then be brought back to the church, where it will be received by a team of volunteers. Its FUN, EASY and it has a BIG IMPACT!

Check out our interactive map and become familiar with your route. Click on the routes for detailed instructions and to see if they are still available.

What you need to know:

  • This event is being planned in cooperation with the Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit to ensure this essential service can be carried out safely and in compliance with ALL public health safety measures. 

  • We are asking that ALL volunteers wear masks outside when going door to door. This is incase volunteers accidentally come in close contact with anyone at their door. 

  • This event will take place entirely outside this year. 

  • SATURDAY MORNING EVENT! Routes will only take approx. 1.5 hours to complete with 2-3 walkers and one driver

  • All the food from one route should fit in a Van, SUV or Truck 

  • All food and donations will go to the Caledonia Food Bank. Donations in excess of what the Caledonia Food Bank can accept will go to neighboring Haldimand food banks

  • This is a great opportunity for High-School students to get volunteer hours

  • THIS WILL BE TONS OF FUN!

Volunteers under the age of 18 MUST submit a signed copy of the permission form to jenny@gw.church

Matthew 25:35-40 New International Version (NIV)

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

 

 

 

GatewayCaledoniaFoodDrive@gmail.com