Windsor Lawyers Feed the Hungry

Windsor Lawyers Feed the Hungry The Windsor Lawyers Feed the Hungry program, launched in September 2010, helps provide meals to the vulnerable and impoverished in Windsor. This important year-round program serves an average of 200 guests per meal, twice a month on Wednesdays at the Downtown Mission.

Meals are prepared on-site under the trained supervision of the culinary staff, who work with volunteers, businesses, church groups, schools and various community groups to prepare, serve and clean up. The food is varied, nutritional and substantial, and is made possible thanks to generous donations to The Law Society Foundation and the work of our committed volunteers.

In 2011, we established a Windsor component of the Blessings in a Backpack program, through which we fund 44 elementary and 12 secondary school children. Each Friday, we give these children, who otherwise may not have sufficient food at home (and who we know eat at least once per day through in-school programs) a bag of food containing fruit, bread, canned goods, oatmeal, granola bars, and crackers.

Funds are raised through charitable fundraising activities and direct donations, thanks to the efforts of the Windsor Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program steering committee: Colleen Caza, Kenneth Marley, Kathleen Montello and Rose Faddoul.

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Program Highlights

Lawyers Feed the Hungry Windsor program revenues

For January to December 2015, Windsor Program revenues totalled $16,785. To view dollar values in the chart above, hover over one of its sections.
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Lawyers Feed the Hungry Windsor program expenses

To operate and fundraise for the Program for the period of January to December 2015, a total of $44,669 was spent, with $10,350 attributable to the direct operation of the Program, $32,689 in support payments to organizations involved in hunger relief, and $1,630 in fund raising costs. To view dollar values in the chart above, hover over one of its sections.
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Volunteers

We invite lawyers, paralegals, law students, judges, clerks and other participants in the legal community to become involved in this rewarding program. To find out more about how you can volunteer or support this worthwhile cause contact Colleen Caza at ccaza@gdmlawyers.com or by phone 519-253-5242, or the Essex Law Association at essexlaw@mnsi.net or by phone 519-252-8418.

Volunteer relationship with the Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program
The relationship between volunteers and the Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program (the Program) does not create a legally binding contract. The Program embraces volunteerism on the understanding that volunteer services are received at its sole discretion, and that any volunteer’s relationship with the Program may be terminated by either side at any time for any reason.

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Supporters

The Windsor Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program thanks the Essex Law Association and our individual donors. We welcome support from law firms, lawyers and the legal community. To sponsor a meal or volunteer to serve food during our scheduled meals, please contact us.

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Upcoming Events

Lawyers Feed the Hungry Bowl-a-Thon 2017 Bowling pin

Join us for the 7th Annual Windsor Lawyers Feed the Hungry Bowl-a-thon, which is being held on April 22, 2017 to help raise money for the Lawyers Feed the Hungry program in providing food to the vulnerable and impoverished in Windsor every other Wednesday at the Downtown Mission and through our Blessings in a Backpack program and donations to local charitable organizations. The program provides volunteers from the legal community to serve the meals on these days.

You can be involved again this year in two ways:

  • By putting together a team to bowl. There is a $10 entry fee (which covers two games and the shoe rental) as well as a $10 minimum donation for each player. There can be up to six people on a team

  • By making a donation to the cause or by becoming a sponsor. There are different levels of sponsorship which you can see on the sponsorship form attached.  

Sponsor a Lane!
Law firms, organizations or individuals can make a significant contribution by sponsoring a bowling lane at the event or by striking a team! Sponsors can choose from five sponsorship levels:

Event - $5,000
Platinum - $1,000
Gold- $500
Silver - $250
Bronze - $100

Sponsorship Form

Sponsors Sign-up Your Team Online

Strike a Team to strike out against hunger!

Law firms and individuals can also contribute by striking a team and collecting pledges to support the cause. Sponsors will be recognized on the website and at the event.

Strike a Team or Join a Team

Recent Events

Lawyers Feed the Hungry Bowl-a-Thon 2016

Thank you once again to the very generous sponsors, donors, bowlers and organizers of the 6th Annual Windsor Lawyers Feed the Hungry Bowl-a-thon which was held on April 16, 2016.  We were able to raise about $10,500 in support of our ongoing programs. Every dollar raised is used to support local programs to feed the hungry in our own community. 

 

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