Citizens of Barrie – Get your Game On!
Canada’s Top Mayor Award has joined forces with Mayors from across Canada to raise funds for Food Banks Canada Covid-19 Relief Fund.
Show creator Dawn Mucci, a local resident, who we know from past articles on our Barrie Uncovered website, explains:
“I was inspired by Mayors like Bonnie Crombie and Naheed Nenshi who were already doing great work in their municipalities to support their local food banks. I wanted to amplify that effort by collaborating with Mayors and all Canadians to Bring their Eh Game on a national level to help those struggling with food insecurity. Not only is the show fun and entertaining, but we also get to learn more about Mayors and their community’s best attributes as well as the people, places, and things that make their cities and towns special.”
This Sunday evening at 7 p.m. our own Mayor Lehman is playing his part!
TV host Adam Grow is hosting this fun and interactive game show that celebrates grassroots leadership, community, and hometown heroes.
And…apparently this last episode takes an unusual twist!!
100% of the donations from the show will support people living with food insecurity across Canada.
In speaking with Sharon Palmer, the new Executive Director of our Barrie Food Bank we were told that there are many clients who have lost their jobs or had hours cut back that need help to buy groceries.
Numbers have shown more of our senior populations are coming to the Food Bank for assistance too.
In fact, during the months of January and February there were over 960 households requiring assistance with food. This is up 60% over the same period in 2020.
Scan the above QR Code and test your trivia skills!