CUPE Local 27 Donates Funds to Re-stock the Food Bank At the Downtown Mission
The Downtown Mission is receiving a much-needed boost from CUPE Local 27. CUPE has presented a cheque for $4,000.00 to help replenish the food banks dwindling stock for the thousands of people who turn to the mission for food, clothing, and other necessities.
“CUPE 27 recognizes how important it is to give back to those who need it most in our community,” says Fred Jamieson, President of CUPE 27. “The Downtown Mission does admirable work for those who are less fortunate in Windsor, and CUPE 27 is proud to assist them in meeting demand for their services,” adds Jamieson.
CUPE Local 27 is a union of 288 members which represents custodians, building maintenance, preventative maintenance, courier drivers and a locksmith.
“We at the Downtown Mission are so grateful for this very generous gift from CUPE Local 27! It will go a long way in helping us restock the shelves of the ever-growing needs of our Food Bank. Recently, we’ve seen a significant increase of Food Bank visitors, up to over 2,000 per month from the 1,100 or so we were used to seeing monthly only 6 months ago. We lost a lot of our Food Bank stocks due to flooding a few weeks ago and this gift will give us a much-needed boost to replenish some of what was lost. We are so thankful for the support and friendship of CUPE Local 27 for helping to provide food to so many hungry individuals in Windsor-Essex.” – Ron Dunn, Executive Director of the Downtown Mission
The mission serves a variety of people including women, men, children, the elderly, new Canadians, and multi-generational Canadians. Dunn adds that “poverty is not discriminatory, it is all around us. We thank all those who contribute to the Downtown Mission especially CUPE 27 for your generous donation today.”