Bank on Bellies
Bank on Bellies is a grass-roots initiative started by Georgia Apostolopoulos, a 12 year old resident of Oakville. After her school held an emergency food drive, she learned about the need of local families that did not have food to eat. In her first drive, she "food raised" over 700 non-perishable food items, but she did not want to stop there. This is how "Bank on Bellies" started.
Next, her goal was to raise 2,000 non-perishable food items in 4 weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. With the help of her neighbourhood, family, and friends, she surpassed her goal by raising 2,844 food items! Since the beginning of September, 2017, Bank on Bellies has collected 6,768 non-perishable food items and $6,036 for Kerr Street Mission’s Fresh Food Box program because KINDESS FEEDS BELLIES. Since partnering up with Kerr Street Mission, Georgia has organized even more food drives.
In her pitch to the 100 Guys, Georgia noted that Food Banks suffer critically low inventory levels between Easter and Thanksgiving, and asked us Guys if we could help, because hunger does not go on vacation.
Nominated by Georgia (Dimitri) Apostolopoulos
Our $18,000 donation was presented to them on June 26, 2018.