A friendly rivalry between two city firms has resulted in another victory for the Brantford Food Bank
For the third consecutive year, Waterous Holden Amey Hitchon LLP issued food donation and ugly sweater challenge to Millards Chartered Professional Accountants in Brantford who accepted .
Waterous first threw down the gauntlet in 2014 and won the competition. Millards rose to victory in 2015 with a win by a narrow margin.
In a battle royal with the winner decided by the total weight of donations to the Brantford Food Bank, Waterous has returned to the top of the leaderboard in 2016 with a total of 2,190 lbs of donated food. Millards made a valiant effort donating 1,401 lbs.
Victoria Harrison, Licensed Paralegal at Waterous Holden Amey Hitchon LLP says the Waterous team was eager to participate.
“Waterous’ partners and employees enthusiastically joined in the competition again this year. We all had great fun creating and wearing our ugly holiday sweaters and outfits and thoroughly enjoyed the friendly competition which is to benefit those in our community who are in need. We welcome the challenge again next year!”
Shelley Keats organized the food drive and Ugly Sweater Day for Millards. She says that the friendly competition inspires and motivates the staff at both firms to take action for the less fortunate.
“Waterous and Millards have a lot in common. Both firms are committed to Brantford and the downtown core. Both have a strong sense of community and both have a dedicated and caring staff that rally to help worthy causes. The Brantford Food Bank answers an urgent need in our community and our staff are eager to offer their support.”
Ashley Singleton, Community Food Procurement Co-ordinator from the Brantford Food Bank says that donations from local businesses and individuals make the difference for many area families.
“We operate solely on donations and grants. The generosity of our community enables us to provide food to over 1,200 households who turn to our organization each month, as well as additional people who use other local food programs that we support.
The Brantford Food Bank offers an Emergency Food Bank Service to individuals and families in Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations. This includes low-income families, children, the elderly, abuse survivors and the homeless. They also provide a Food Distribution Service to 29 other food and meal providers in our community.
“We believe that every person should have nutritious food and balanced meals.”
The 2016 challenge coincided with National Ugly Sweater Day on December 16th. The staff from Waterous Holden Amey Hitchon and Millards Chartered Professional Accountants in Brantford swapped their business attire for tacky sweaters and festively fun outfits.
The Brantford Food Bank is open for monetary donations Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and all funds raised in our community, stay in our community. The Brantford Food Bank website says it best.
“When we pass on a simple box of food, we are privileged to witness the gratitude and hope in the eyes of the people we help. Because of you, a single parent can feed their children tonight, a senior has food in their cupboard for breakfast tomorrow, and a youth living on the street has nutritious food in their stomach.”