HAMILTON, ONTARIO: The Bulldogs’ Foundation is donating $5,000 to Hamilton Food Share to continue supporting the fight against food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Helping to feed the community and our youth is at the heart of what we do,” said Michael Andlauer, Bulldogs’ Foundation Chair and owner of the Hamilton Bulldogs OHL team. “Even though we aren’t able to feed students with our nutrition program in schools right now, we know it’s important to get food to those families who need it most. Hamilton Food Share is the best way to do that.”
The Bulldogs’ Foundation, ATS Healthcare and the Andlauer family donated $100,000 to Hamilton Food Share in early April when COVID-19 had shut down the city and province.
“We deeply appreciate this continued support in the fight against hunger from the Bulldogs’ Foundation. We send a big thank you to each person who bought a shirt to feed our neighbours in need,” said Joanne Santucci, Executive Director, Hamilton Food Share. “For every $1 donated, Hamilton Food Share is able to get $5 in food for food banks and hot meal programs across the city.”
The Foundation sold t-shirts with a self-distancing message with the support of partners New Horizon Development Group, Backspin Group and Requip’d Canada. Foundation Board member Jeff Paikin is the President and co-founder of New Horizon Development Group who supplied the shirts allowing the full amount of proceeds to go directly to Food Share. Backspin and Requip’d generously printed and designed the shirts.
"It's important to continue to have the Foundation's mission supported whenever possible,” said Jeff Paikin. “Our company was honoured to support this and humbled by the efforts of the Foundation staff and the response to the t-shirt initiative."
“We want to find opportunities to continue supporting our community during these challenging times,” said Andlauer. “Although we aren’t able to play hockey right now, we are still able to make a difference.”
For more on the Bulldogs’ Foundation & Hamilton Food Share including how you can donate and be involved, please visit www.bulldogsfoundation.com/ & www.hamiltonfoodshare.org