(On October 25, 2021, BrokerLink Stittsville employees dropped off their truckload of donated essentials to the Stittsville Food Bank. Photos: Stittsville Central)
With more than half a million people visiting a food bank in Ontario every year, the BrokerLink Stittsville employees answered a challenge from head office to give back to their community. With each employee presented with a $25.00 gift card to spend on a local cause, the staff chose to support the Stittsville Food Bank with their $950.00.
Justin Phillips, Branch Manager of BrokerLink, worked with Lisa D’Eon, the Executive Assistant extraordinaire of the Stittsville office, to organize the food bank donation and team building games for employee appreciation at the branch. Lisa contacted the Stittsville Food Bank to see what the needs were for the community. With that list in hand, the shopping began.
A visit was made to Brandon and Megan’s No Frills on Hazeldean Road where the carts were loaded with diapers, baby wipes, cereals, soups, peanut butter and much more. When the management at No Frills were told that BrokerLink was filling the shelves at the Stittsville Food Bank, they generously donated another $250.00. Plus, Lisa had another $40.00 from a cash donation. They now had an additional $290.00 to purchase more items for our local food bank.
Justin told us, “it’s gratifying that the employees chose the food bank and the generosity shown by No Frills was incredible. Giving back to the community and my hometown is so important, especially at a time when it is needed”.
The essentials donated by BrokerLink are always in need by those using the services of our food bank. Everyday items are so costly, especially due to these trying times, that a large number of families just cannot afford to purchase them and look to the local food bank for support.
“Thank you so much for these needed supplies. The foodbank is always appreciative of all donations as we serve our community neighbours”, remarked Theresa Qadri, Chair of the Stittsville Food Bank.
Allan Ryan, President of the Stittsville Business Association and a representative of BrokerLink told us, “It is just wonderful to see the Brokerlink employees carrying on the tradition of the Bradley family by giving back to our community while supporting our local businesses”.
“To celebrate their Employee Recognition, the employees participated in team building games such as a washer toss, a team B.B.Q. and are looking forward to an upcoming visit to Saunders Farm for an evening filled with spooky fun,” Lisa shared.
Support local was certainly exhibited by the BrokerLink employees with their support of No Frills, while giving back to the community with their generous donation to the Stittsville Food Bank.