Another Successful Spring Hope Food Drive is in the Books!

With Spring now firmly upon us, there are certain touchstones we come to embrace – the return of birds, buds on trees and Skyliners digging deep to help the communities in which we live and play.

The annual Spring Hope Food Drive, a Skyline Living tradition, has wrapped for another year and once again, tenants and staff from across the organization dug deep to help those experiencing food insecurity in their communities. 

Together, with our staff and tenants, we raised a grand total of 41,560 lbs of food, essential items, and monetary donations. 

  • Food and essential items were dropped off to food banks in our communities

  • Monetary donations were made to Food Banks Canada’s After the Bell program.

But there’s more: Skyline is matching this total with an additional $41,560 monetary donation to Food Banks Canada, for a grand total of 83,120 lbs. in donations! (using the calculation of $1 = 1 lb.) 

Spring Hope Food Drive

“This is a wonderful tradition at Skyline Living, reaching out to the communities where we do business, where many of our employees live, to help those who have fallen on hard times and need a hand,” said BJ Santavy, Vice President of Skyline Living. “The way our employees and tenants embrace this program really helps support of PRIDE values. I am so proud that we were able to help those who need it most.”

Each year the Spring Hope Food Drive inspires a friendly competition amongst Skyline Living buildings across Canada. John Counter Place in Kingston, Ontario raised 3,050 lbs. of food and goods to help their local community. Georgian Manor in Owen Sound, Ontario donated 22.57 lbs per door!

The Top 20 Skyline Living buildings, their totals and the charities that benefited were:

TOP 20 BUILDINGS BY LBS/DOOR

BUILDING NAME

CITY

PROVINCE

LBS.

LBS/DOOR

CHARITY SELECTED

Georgian Manor

Owen Sound

ON

1264

22.57

Salvation Army Owen Sound

Time Square

Peterborough

ON

2206

14.51

Kawartha Food Share

John Counter Place

Kingston

ON

3050

14.3

Kingston Food Bank

560/570 Notre Dame Street West

Azilda

ON

645

11.12

Chelmsford Food Bank

Fort Street Townhomes

Tilbury

ON

501

10.02

Tilbury Information & Help Centre Foodbank

Regal Tower

Chatham

ON

712

9.49

Outreach for Hunger

M3 Condos A Louer

Mirabel

QC

150

9.38

La grande collecte

The Huron Apartments

Port Elgin

ON

260

8.96

Salvation Army Owen Sound

Town & Country Apartments

Welland

ON

429

7.66

The Hope Centre, Welland

Glenwood Apartments

Windsor

ON

252

7.64

Stone Soup Kitchen

Sunray Manor

Windsor

ON

296

7.22

Stone Soup Kitchen

Wyndamere Place Condominiums

Guelph

ON

94

6.71

London Food bank

Tecumseh Terrace

Tecumseh

ON

661

6.68

The Stone Soup Kitchen

Lakehead Properties

Thunder Bay

ON

280

5.83

Regional Food Distribution Association

The Kensington

Dartmouth

NS

563

4.94

Feed Nova Scotia

Grandview Apartments

Chatham

ON

360

4.74

Salvation Army

Karita Tower

Windsor

ON

192

4.68

Stone Soup Kitchen

The Graham Bell

Brantford

ON

1261

4.44

Brantford Food Bank

Addison Square

Winnipeg

MB

300

4.35

North End's Women Center

Bay Court

North Bay

ON

209

3.87

North Bay Food Bank

About Skyline Living

As one of Canada’s most prominent apartment rental providers, Skyline Living exists to provide safe, clean, and comfortable places for its residents to call home. Providing homes in dozens of communities across Canada, Skyline Living is an industry leader in customer service, environmental stewardship, and community giving. It works to create and maintain thriving, vibrant communities for its residents, employees, and the neighbourhoods in which they live and work.  

To learn more about Skyline Living, or for rental inquiries, please visit SkylineLiving.ca.  

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James Harrison
Manager, Corporate Communications and Public Relations
E: jdcharrison@skylineliving.ca
T: (519) 826-0439