Walk with us on September 18, 2021 in The Grand Parade! Have fun while fundraising to support local charities who serve and support aging Canadians and their families across Canada.
The Gathering Place is North Bay's Community Soup kitchen and food distribution center. The Gathering Place serves 16 meals a week to whomever comes in, no questions asked. We serve 5 breakfasts, five lunches and 6 evening meals a week, a total of about 28 hundred meals weekly.
The Gathering Place has also developed a food outreach program, which produces another 500-600 meals a week to be delivered to seniors apartment buildings, low income apartments, other communities, and youth at risk groups.
The Gathering Place operates a food rescue program that takes in over two thousand pounds of food a week and either uses it, or distributes it to other meal programs and social service agencies throughout the district.
The Gathering Place also operates a community garden that produces over 3 thousand pounds of food annually to either be used in the kitchen, or distributed to other charities.
For those raise $150 or more, we’ll be thanking you for your efforts with a sweet, super-soft TGP t-shirt that you’ll be proud to wear (and maybe even brag about)!
Please connect with us if you haven't received your t-shirt.
On Event Day: Please wear a mask. Queue up 6 feet apart from the next person in line, and we'll move through the process cheerfully and quickly, celebrating your fundraising in the safest way possible.
Most teams will decide to walk in the morning, choosing between 1 km or 5 km distances, likely on a paved park pathway or equivalent. Many will end with a small Covid-friendly celebration afterward (lunch, tea, barbeque, etc.).