The Canadians Care Collective Fund was founded in early April by a few dynamic local volunteers to feed frontline health care workers in Markham by buying food from local Markham restaurants using community donations.

“A Win-Win,” organizers Tracey Burton, Andrea Winarski, and Anita Singh-Shetty said.

Ambitious and running, the group has raised $45,000+ in 10 days that they are pushing right back into our local restaurants.

Unionvilla, Markhaven, and Bethany Lodge were the first frontline health care recipients of the initiative. Staff at Markham Stouffville Hospital were the most recent recipients. 900 meals via 1800 boxes were dropped off on April 23.

Nutritious and delicious meals made with love by Smash – Unionville were packed up by owner Jason and his team along with Rod Black(TSN), Brad Fletcher(The Village Grocer), organizer’s families, and a few volunteers. Together they loaded and unloaded 1800 boxes in record time.

“We love our community and have joined forces with The Markham Rotary Club Foundation to offer those donating over $30 an official charitable receipt,” Burton added. “They have donated $10,000 to our initiative. We hope to be extending our project within the Stouffville/Uxbridge area in the weeks to come.”

We are a community, united together to make a difference for those who always help us. Now it’s our turn to stand up and step in. We’re all in this together.

The group is asking residents to help this important cause and believe together we can make a huge difference. Donate @

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