3M Harvest Lunch is an initiative that began with a collaboration by 3M Canada and the United Way Elgin-Middlesex. After many successful years, in London, 3M decided to branch out and bring the 3M Harvest Lunch to the United Way Leeds & Grenville. Months of planning resulted in a very successful first year! We couldn't have done it without the tremendous support from the 3M Canada team who supported us, every step of the way. We especially want to thank the more than forty 3M Gives volunteers who assisted with ten 3M Harvest Lunch events over a 2 ½ week period. What an amazing group of individuals!
With the support of many local businesses and a generous, caring community over 1,800 meals were sold. Thank you so much to all of those who donated or volunteered at these events. We couldn't have done this without you. We wish to thank the following businesses who were instrumental in the success of our event.
Event Sponsor: 3M Canada and their 3M Gives Volunteers
Event Host Locations:
Loaves & Fishes
Seniors’ Community Services
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 97 - Prescott
YMCA Eastern Ontario - Brockville
Kemptville Youth Centre
Loaves & Fishes
South Grenville Food Bank
Sweet Life Café
Seniors’ Community Services
Move 104.9 fm
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Today we are kicking off our 2021 Campaign with the first day of our 3M Harvest Lunch at Loaves and Fishes Brockville. Watch this special presentation to see what 3M Canada & United Way Leeds & Grenville are doing in our communities this month.
On September 15th we are kicking off our 2021 Campaign at our 3M Harvest Lunch event at Loaves & Fishes, Brockville. Tune in here at noon to see a special presentation about the event.
We hope that you are able to #showyourlocallove by buying a ticket. We're aiming to sell 1,000 tickets - which will ensure 1,000 people in need in our community have a hot lunch during our 3M Harvest Lunch events.
If you haven't bought a ticket yet, please visit here to buy one (or 10), today. Your ticket donation qualifies for a tax receipt.
United Way serves up #LocalLove
3M Harvest Lunch aims to provide 1,000 lunches for neighbours in need
August 12, 2021: Brockville, ON. 3M Canada and the United Way Leeds & Grenville are teaming up to launch the region’s first 3M Harvest Lunch on September 15. The 3M Harvest Lunch has been a cornerstone of southwestern Ontario’s local United Way campaign for 16 years and is expanding to eastern Ontario.
The Leeds & Grenville 3M Harvest Lunch aims to provide 1,000 free lunches to the most vulnerable in our local community.
From September 15-30, the 3M Harvest Lunch Team will work with six different United Way agencies across Leeds & Grenville to serve and deliver lunches being provided by local businesses. We’re asking our community to show their local love and purchase a lunch. Every $10 ticket sold buys a meal for a neighbour in need in our community. Meals can be purchased on the uwlg.org website. Simply click the yellow 3M Harvest Lunch banner!
“We are thrilled to bring the 3M Harvest Lunch event, that has been very successful in the London area, to Leeds & Grenville. 3M is such a wonderful corporate citizen in our community. It really shows how much they care and support the communities where their employees live and work,” says Trish Buote, Executive Director United Way Leeds & Grenville. “This program is a WIN, WIN, WIN, WIN! With this program, you are buying a lunch for someone in need, from a local business, delivered by local 3M volunteers and you get to be a part of helping someone’s journey to move ahead in life.”
The pandemic continues to take a toll in our region, with more people than ever struggling to access healthy food, safe housing, and other basic needs. The local food bank, for example, is experiencing drastic increases in food cost and difficulty procuring items due to shortages. When schools closed during the year, more families struggled without the food support these facilities typically provide. The food bank anticipates it will take 10 years for visitors to experience stabilized food security.
Connect Youth, a United Way funded agency, has seen an 83 per cent increase in youth requesting food, 228 per cent increase in requests for cell phone support and a 68.5 per cent increase in requests for clothing. Connect Youth is just one agency that has seen youth living in trees and beside bridge overpasses and struggling with their mental health.
As our community continues to face challenge and uncertainty, the 3M Harvest Lunch and its team of dedicated volunteers will kick off what we hope will be our most successful United Way Campaign yet.
“3M is committed to building and enhancing strong, vibrant communities across Canada,” says Penny Wise, President of 3M Canada, title sponsor for the event. “Our employees across the country are passionate about giving back. They generously donate their own time and money to support the United Way across the country and we are proud to partner with United Way and to expand the 3M Harvest Lunch program to eastern Ontario.”
For more information, please contact:
Director, Resource Development
United Way Leeds & Grenville
3M Canada media contact
On Saturday, June 26th Procter & Gamble held a product sale for the Brockville retirees. As a result of this sale, $23,555 was donated to United Way Leeds & Grenville.
In addition to this fantastic donation, P&G also donated all of the remaining product from the sale to the Brockville Food Bank and the Food For All food bank in Prescott. These laundry & cleaning products will make a difference to those in need.
UWLG would like to thank the P&G retiree committee, the Retiree volunteers who worked the sale, and all of the retirees who shopped at the sale.
Finally, we must thank Wills for cross docking the product, for their use of the trailers, and the shunting in and out. Your generosity is much appreciated.
Please see the full job description here: https://uwlg.org/employment-opportunities.php
Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2021 United Way Bursary awards.
Academie catholique Ange Gabriel
Gananoque Secondary School
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June 7, 2021
“Procter & Gamble continues to support our Leeds & Grenville community!”
BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO - Procter & Gamble (P&G) employees presented a cheque in the amount of $60,000 to United Way Leeds & Grenville. Money was collected through sales & auctions to employees and partners and will go towards the United Way’s 2021 fundraising campaign.
“We are extremely thankful for all that P&G has done and continues to do for our community” said Trish Buote.
The United Way P&G Committee, is a small but mighty group of employees and retirees who work together to coordinate events and activities, raising funds to help the community.
P&G will always be a part of our community. It’s rich history of helping the communities, in which its employees live and work, has been critical in support in the reduction of key issues affecting the most vulnerable.
“P&G has always been a strong supporter of United Way and our mission. We are extremely grateful to them for their generosity and their commitment to making a difference in our community,” said Trish Buote, Executive Director, United Way Leeds & Grenville. “This substantial donation from Procter & Gamble will significantly enhance our ability to reach more individuals and families across Leeds & Grenville, especially at this time. We will miss working with such amazing people who care and support the community they love. Thank you with all our hearts!”
About United Way Leeds & Grenville
United Way Leeds & Grenville is a non-profit agency that supports 20 local partner agencies in the community. Its mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. UWLG is dedicated to bringing people together to build vibrant and caring communities. For more information, please visit www.uwlg.org.
For additional information, contact:
Trish Buote, Executive Director
(613)342-8889 | firstname.lastname@example.org
United Way Leeds & Grenville
42 George St. P.O. Box 576