The Canadians Care Collective Fund was founded in early April by a few dynamic local volunteers to feed frontline health care workers in Markham by buying food from local Markham restaurants using community donations. “A Win-Win,” said organizers Tracey Burton, Andrea Winarski, and Anita Singh-Shetty.

Ambitious and running, the group has raised $45,000+ in 10 days that they are pushing right back into our local restaurants.

Unionvilla, Markhaven, and Bethany Lodge were the first frontline health care recipients of our Initiative.

Staff at Markham Stouffville Hospital were the most recent recipients. 900 meals via 1800 boxes were dropped off on April 23.

Nutritious and delicious meals made with love by Smash – Unionville were packed up by owner Jason and his team along with Rod Black(TSN), Brad Fletcher(The Village Grocer), organizer’s families, and a few volunteers. Together they loaded and unloaded 1800 boxes in record time.

“We love our community and have joined forces with The Markham Rotary Club Foundation to offer those donating over $30 an official charitable receipt. They have donated $10,000 to our initiative. We will be extending our project within the Stouffville area in the weeks to come,” added Burton. One of the Stouffville lunch donation drops will be going to the  healthcare workers at Parkview Retirement Village.

We are a community, united together to make a difference for those who always help us.

Now it’s our turn to stand up and step in.

We’re all in this together.

Please help this important cause. Together we can make a huge difference; keep the lights on; pay a month’s rent; pay an employee for our local friends.
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