SCUGOG: The holiday season has officially returned to Scugog, with the first 'Fill The Van' event of the new and improved Operation Scugog Food and Toy Drive.
The annual event returns this Saturday (Nov. 16) with the first Fill the Van day at Foodland in Port Perry, located at 278 Queen St. The official Toy Drive Van will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accept donations of non-perishable food and new, unwrapped toys.
This will be the first of five Fill the Van events, with the remainder taking place at the following locations:
- Nov. 23 - McDonalds, 14500 Simcoe St.
- Nov. 30 - Shoppers Drug Mart, 1865 Scugog St.
- Dec. 7 - Vos' Independent Grocer, 1893 Scugog St.
- Dec. 14 - Canadian Tire, 14325 Simcoe St.
In addition to the Fill The Van events, food and toys can be dropped off at the following locations from now until Dec. 14:
- The Standard Newspaper, 94 Water St.
- Micklegate Realty Ltd., 76 Water St.
- Anchor Self Storage - 24 Easy St.
- BMO - 1894 Scugog St.
- Canadian Tire - 14325 Simcoe St.
- Foodland - 278 Queen St.
- Gus Brown - 10 Vanedward Dr.
- McDonalds - 14500 Simcoe St.
- Royal Bank - 210 Queen St.
- Scugog Visitor & Business Centre – 237 Queen St.
- Shoppers Drug Mart - 1865 Scugog St.
- Scotiabank - 1535 Hwy. 7A
- Vos’ Independent - 1893 Scugog St.
All food and toys donated will be collected for the Operation Scugog Food Bank, who will package and distribute the items to local families in need, just in time for Christmas. All donations will stay within Scugog Township.
Once again, fundraiser icons are available from Nov. 22 to Dec. 7 at Vos Independent, Canadian Tire and various locations in downtown Port Perry. For a twoonie, donors can directly help Operation Scugog Food Bank and be entered in a draw for amazing prizes. Organizers are looking to break the current record of $11,000 raised by the sale of the icons in previous years.
Watch The Standard for more news about this year’s Food and Toy Drive in the coming weeks.