Donation to Kawartha Food Share from the City’s Holiday Free Parking

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Group with donations cheque at Kawartha Food Share

Peterborough ON- A total of $15,552.89 was raised for Kawartha Food Share in December 2019 through the generosity of people who opted to put money into the parking machines during the Holiday 2 Hours Free Parking period, Deputy Mayor Andrew Beamer announced with program sponsor HotSpot on Friday, February 7, 2020.

For the second year in a row, Holiday 2 Hours Free Parking was sponsored by HotSpot Parking.

“This donation is helping people throughout our community to put food on their tables,” Deputy Mayor Beamer said. “We appreciate the support of our sponsor HotSpot and the generosity of our community making donations during the holiday season.”

“We are so thankful for the continued support of the City of Peterborough and the local shoppers for donating to Kawartha Food Share each and every December,” said Ashlee Aitken, general manager of Kawartha Food Share. “This donation will help us restock our shelves after the busy holiday season.”

“We are excited to be contributing to the Peterborough community with this donation,” remarked Phillip Curley, CEO of HotSpot. “Since we launched our parking app in December 2018, we’ve had over 9,000 drivers register to pay for their parking in Peterborough on the HotSpot app. It’s important to us to give back.”

Kawartha Food Share currently assists more than 8,500 people every month through its 36 member agencies. It supports four meal programs, four city food banks, six housing projects, seven county food banks, and over 20 food cupboards across the City and County of Peterborough. Last year the Kawartha Food Share warehouse distributed over $5 million dollars worth of food and emergency care needs.

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For further information, members of the media are invited to contact the undersigned:

Lynn Todd, Parking Operations Coordinator

City of Peterborough

705-742-7777 ext. 2758