FOR 21 YEARS Londoners have continued to show strong support for the Scan Away Hunger™ Campaign held each fall. Our 2015 campaign underscored this community responsiveness.
Campaign overseer Irma Haggith-Fonseca says that proceeds totalled more than $107,000 for 2015. “We are extremely grateful that for two years consecutively we exceeded our $100,000 goal, which was increased in 2014.”
“Londoners truly connect with this campaign at the grocery store level,” says Haggith-Fonseca. “When someone agrees to add $3.11 (or multiples) to their bill it means a lot. It contributes to the basic cost of a meal. Perhaps more than that, it provides the opportunity for hope. With food costs on the rise, this campaign continues to be important. We thank all contributors and the 17 stores in London who helped make this happen in 2015.”
The results were revealed publically to an enthusiastic crowd on Saturday, April 2, 2016 during the London Lightning game at Budweiser Gardens. It was a fitting bookend to the kick-off where Lightning players participated.
Mission Services of London Board President Allen Page (below, second from right) offered thanks and reiterated that proceeds support clients through our branches right here in London.