SHIFT Collects over 1000 lbs. of Food to Represent their 1000+ Members

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RFDA Food Drive 2012THUNDER BAY – SHIFT’s 1st Annual Drive Away Hunger Food Drive was a great success! On Tuesday June 19th, 2012 a group of 20 volunteers braved the rain to canvass various neighbourhoods in Thunder Bay collecting non-perishable food items for the Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA).

This campaign was a collaborative effort between SHIFT and BDO Canada LLP which led to 1,034 pounds of food collected for the RFDA in just a couple of hours! SHIFT set a goal of collecting 1000 pounds of food to represent their 1000+ members and is very excited to have surpassed this goal.

Chris Logan, senior accountant with BDO Canada LLP is also a member of SHIFT’s Professional and Community Development committee. Chris spear-headed this great project to get more young-minded professionals involved in this great cause.

SHIFT would like to thank BDO Canada LLP for sponsoring this successful food drive and we would also like to thank all of our dedicated volunteers and donors for helping with our “Drive Away Hunger” efforts.

The RFDA is a great local organization that provides food to local and regional food banks and tends to experience slow donation periods during the summer months. We would like to encourage other members of our community including other businesses and organizations to help those in need across the region by donating to the RFDA this summer and throughout the year.

SHIFT is Thunder Bay’s home for young-minded professionals who understand that moving their community forward means more than just doing business. It’s the big picture, from social and environmental concerns to personal and professional development. Together, we can move forward.

SHIFT was created to offer young professionals in Thunder Bay a forum to network to make social connections and business contacts while engaging themselves in the community. For further information join us on Facebook or visit our website at www.shiftnetwork.ca to become a SHIFTer, stay current and get involved with stimulating events and activities!

RFDA Food Drive 2012

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