Providing Essential School Supplies To Children In Need

Providing Essential School Supplies To Children In Need

Education is key to helping a child break free from poverty. Yet essentials such as school supplies and backpacks can be hard for countless Canadian children whose families struggle to pay rent and buy food. 
Across the country, parents are gearing up for the back-to-school season. For many, this is

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February Updates

January seems to have flown by and we have a number of updates for you!
January Newsletter:
Your January issue of Speroway’s “Hope Delivered”, the first issue of our 2014 biannual newsletter, is here. We are so pleased to be able to report back to you about how your generous

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Moving but not leaving

“The only thing constant is change”
At Speroway, we’re constantly evaluating, growing, and thinking of new creative solutions to make sure that we’re meeting the needs of those we help in the best possible way. There’s always a lot going on around the office, and this week especially! On Friday, January

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6th annual food box drop in Hamilton

On Wednesday, October 9th, Speroway distributed 1,000 food boxes to families in need in Hamilton! We partnered with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and TiCats offensive lineman Marwan Hage and his community initiative, Hage’s Heroes. Fantastic volunteers helped distribute the boxes to individuals and families at the TiCats headquarters in downtown Hamilton.

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More than delivering food

By: Dave Wildsmith, Speroway Warehouse Staff
 
I always like visiting John. It’s an easy drive from Guelph to Hamilton, and despite the heavy lifting, it’s a great visit. I get to deliver food and other products to him weekly, which is wonderful, because he almost never has anything left

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Concord Share Day 2013

Last week, Concord Hospitality had their 5th annual Share Day where employees volunteered to distribute food and hygiene boxes in 8 cities throughout North America.
Once again, Speroway and Concord joined forces to distribute food boxes in the Toronto area. In just one day, 400 food boxes and 400 hygiene

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Local Food Drives

By: David Peck, Vice President
 
Poverty. Food security. At-risk communities. All phrases one would normally think about if you were visiting a country in the Global South. The truth is they are also realities here in Canada. Check the numbers and you’ll see that many families are in need

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Food Boxes & Toys Deliver Smiles!

At Speroway, we work with various organizations to help people in all walks of life. We realize that people’s needs are being met in communities all over our great nation through social service agencies, churches, corporate charitable events, and more. Speroway knows that we will impact the most people with

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Gleaners Give Soup!

The Ontario Gleaners is a completely volunteer driven organization in Cambridge, Ontario that makes 30,000 servings of soup mix each day that is internationally distributed to the hungry. Speroway is delighted to be a long-standing partner with them! Recently Starr, a Speroway staff member, was able to visit them, and

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Halloween for Hunger

Guest post from Starr LoFranco, Speroway staff member and youth leader at Highview Community Church.
 
On Wednesday night, the youth group at Highview Community Church dressed up and braved the dreary weather to collect non-perishable food items for Speroway! This is the 3rd year in a row that our

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Program Updates

Although there has been some inconsistency in blogging lately, it has not been for a lack of activity on many fronts, especially in our procurement and shipping area. So what is going on at Speroway?
Over the last several weeks we have prepared and shipped several containers with and for

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Food Box Distribution Follow-up

Cliff Cline, Speroway VP-COO had a chance to speak to two other front-line providers in Moncton, NB that benefitted from the food drop on April 15, 2011.
Jim White, Operations Manger at the Ray of Hope Kitchen told Cliff that he saw 8 single moms the week of April 4th,

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