Community Living Wallaceburg is celebrating their 20th annual Box Lunch fundraiser, returning April 23.
Over the past 20 years, the event has seen significant growth from just 271 lunches served in 2001, to more than 2,000 in 2019.
This successful milestone is possible thanks to the generous support of the community including volunteers, sponsors, and all who order lunches each year.
“What makes the program truly special is that it is a fully inclusive event, taking on the power of over 90 volunteers to make, pack and deliver lunches across the community,” stated Deborah Hook, executive director.
The lunch costs $10 and includes one of three sandwich choices, a side, fresh fruit, bottle of water and a dessert, all served in a reusable lunch bag.
“To make Box Lunch truly unique, lunches are not only hand made by volunteers, but then delivered directly to your door,” Hook added.
“The event brings together local businesses, volunteers and sponsors for a
day of serving and giving back to their community. Everyone involved, including a vast number of people supported by the agency, enjoy participating proudly within their community.”
Box Lunch is just one of the many fundraisers held by Community Living Wallaceburg.
This program helps raise essential funds needed to upgrade and continue the wide variety of supports and services that are offered by the organization.
Anyone interested in volunteering to assist with early morning meal preparations, as well as deliver, are encourage to contact Andrew Dawson at 519-627–0777 ext. 2101.
Available for $10 each, lunches must be ordered no later than Monday, April 13.
Order forms are available online at www.clwboxlunch.com or by visiting 1100 Dufferin Avenue, Wallaceburg.
Community Living Wallaceburg is a proud and progressive organization that enables people to realize their potential and choices within inclusive communities.
The Agency provides a full range of accommodation, short break, community and employment supports to more than 400 individuals and their families throughout Chatham-Kent.