35th Anniversary Gala – Postponed

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]Join us at the Cambridge Mill for our 35th Anniversary Gala to help raise much needed funds to help feed families in need.

This high-visibility gala is the premiere event of our 35th Anniversary year and will bring together hundreds of the organization’s supporters to look ahead towards the visionary future of this essential Cambridge institution[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/2″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][image_with_animation image_url=”1234″ alignment=”” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_blank” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%” img_link=”https://cambridgemill.ca/”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/2″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020 POSTPONED

Time: 6pm – 10pm

Location: The Cambridge Mill, one of Cambridge’s most beloved event spaces.

Event Highlights

  • Cocktail hour to kick off the night
  • Elegant three course plated dinner
  • Silent & Live Auction featuring unique items & experiences
  • And more…

Attendees Include:

  • Community Leaders & Dignitaries
  • Corporate Partners & Small Business Owners
  • Community Members & Partners

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Sponsor the Gala!

[/heading][vc_column_text]Make an impact in your community by sponsoring the 35th Anniversary Gala![/vc_column_text][nectar_btn size=”small” open_new_tab=”true” button_style=”see-through-2″ hover_text_color_override=”#ffffff” icon_family=”none” url=”http://cambridgefoodbank.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/CSHFB-Gala-Sponsorship-Package-FINAL.pdf” text=”Sponsorship Package” margin_top=”20″ margin_right=”10″ margin_bottom=”10″ margin_left=”10″ css_animation=”bounce”][vc_column_text]Contact Jacob Pries, Fund Development & Relationship Coordinator for more information about sponsorship opportunities: jpries@cambridgefoodbank.on.ca or 519-622-6550 ext 118[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][pricing_table style=”default”][pricing_column color=”Accent-Color” title=”Table of 10″ id=”1581606989133-0-7″ tab_id=”1581606989142-6″ price=”1250″ currency_symbol=”$” interval=” “][/pricing_column][pricing_column color=”Accent-Color” title=”Table of 8″ id=”1579533803-2-70″ tab_id=”1579536455568-5″ price=”1000″ interval=” “][/pricing_column][pricing_column color=”Accent-Color” title=”Ticket” id=”1579533803-1-10″ tab_id=”1579536455519-3″ price=”135″ interval=”Per Person”][/pricing_column][/pricing_table][nectar_cta btn_style=”see-through” heading_tag=”h2″ link_type=”new_tab” alignment=”center” link_text=”Get your tickets now” url=”https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/cambridge-self-help-food-bank-inc/events/gala/”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][image_with_animation image_url=”1296″ alignment=”center” animation=”None” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

One Seed, One Community

How one little seed can help a family in need!

Gardening is a past time that many of us do for relaxation. But did you know that, that relaxing hobby can actually help a community member in need? One Seed, One Community was developed based on the idea of giving back. The chosen seed of the year is the ‘Provider’ bean. This bean is bountiful and one of the earlier producers in your summer harvest.

Join us on Saturday, February 22, 2020, along with rare Charitable Research Reserve, Seeds of Diversity and Idea Exchange as we launch One Seed, One Community. Join us at 435 King Street East, Cambridge from 2:30pm-3:30pm and enjoy musical performances, participate in family fun and pick up your free pack of beans.

Help us reach our goal of 4,000 packets of bean seeds distributed over the 2020 season. If you can’t make it out to the event you can pick up your free seeds at the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank.

So grab your friends, and family and start growing your beans! Don’t worry, if you end up with an overwhelming amount we will gladly take any donations! We are always looking for donations of fresh fruit and vegetables.

For more details on the event, and the partnering organizations click on the link below.
https://ideaexchange.org/programs/event/one-seed-one-community-launch-party

Cameron Dearlove stepping down as Executive Director

It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces Cameron Dearlove has chosen to depart as Executive Director of Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank, effective February 19, 2020.

Since May 2018 Cameron has played a critical role in the development, modernization, and success of the organization. He has worked tirelessly to provide outstanding support and resources for the Cambridge and North Dumfries community, and while we will miss him and his inspiring leadership, we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours.

Over the next few months, we will be conducting a search to find a new Executive Director. During this transition period, Dianne McLeod will continue in the role of Interim Executive Director.

We cannot thank Cameron enough for the dedication, passion, enthusiasm, and motivation he has given the Cambridge Food Bank. He will be greatly missed by the staff, Board, members, and partners alike.

Everyday Kindness

Kindness and generosity come in many different forms in our community. Sometimes, these gifts of the heart are easy to see. We can take a photo with hundreds of pounds of donated food or with a big cheque representing a donation of thousands of dollars. Unfortunately, it is easy to miss the everyday kindness that helps make the Cambridge Food Bank so much more than a food bank.

I have a unique role here, as Spiritual Care Provider at the Cambridge Food Bank. I often describe myself as one of the official listeners and watchers. Much of what I watch for is how people are doing. In the midst of people struggling with food insecurity comes a whole host of other complications. When I see, as I often do, times of tremendous kindness and compassionate I want to tell people of my very positive experience. Please accept the two following stories as a gift of pure generosity seen recently at the Food Bank.

Holding HandsThe first occasion I saw in the waiting area of the Community Pantry. An elderly gentleman had ask me for an application for the recently announced Dental Program for seniors. Even before I realized that he would need help in reading and filling in the application, the young woman sitting beside him offered to read it to him and fill it in for him. They did not know each other.  When realizing that he was going to be helped he thanked her profusely.

The second act of everyday kindness was one that again happened in the reception area. It was a bitterly cold day. I had been speaking with an Indigenous Elder. As we moved to give people more space we realized that we stood next to a woman from the Middle East. My Indigenous friend observed that this woman had no gloves and she had just come in from the cold. Although the woman from the Middle East has very little English my friend took her hands and held them to give them warmth. Then she took her gloves out of her pocket and gave them to the woman. In reflecting back to this experience I realized that I was standing in the presence of an Indigenous Elder, a new Immigrant, and myself, a Settler. The very foundations of Canada. Each one recognizing the great gift of everyday kindness. How blessed we are.

June Anderson,

Spiritual Care Provider.

June Anderson, Spiritual Care Provider