Peel/Halton Lawyers Feed the Hungry

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The Peel and Halton Region Lawyers Feed the Hungry program (PHLFTH), was launched in January 2018 and will focus on granting funds to agencies involved in hunger relief. The lead volunteers intend to organize fundraising activities such as a wine and cheese gathering and a bowling tournament to raise funds and awareness surrounding the need for the PHLFTH program along with building a potential volunteer base for future initiatives. 

Poverty has become an increasingly pervasive problem in Peel and Halton regions with some estimates indicating that as many as 1 in 5 children in Mississauga and Brampton live below the poverty line.  Poverty rates in Halton also continue to increase year over year. Indeed the largely well-kept subdivisions and condominiums of Halton and Peel often hide the fact that many people are struggling to keep up with the ever-increasing cost of living.  Many are forced to choose between paying for their housing or their food.  With dozens of food relief agencies in the region dedicated to helping those in need, the PHLFTH committee would like to bring the lawyers of Peel and Halton together to make a difference in their community and help fight hunger by raising funds for deserving agencies! back to top


Volunteers

To find out more about how you can volunteer or support this worthwhile cause contact Graham Walsh at graham.walsh@mississauga.ca or by phone 905-334-0370.Canned Food

Volunteer Committee Members:

  • Graham Walsh, Founder, City of Mississauga Legal Services
  • Ruben Goulart, Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP
  • Diane Soos, City of Brampton Legal Services
  • Angely Pacis, CIC Lawyers LLP
  • Nicholas Bader,  Campbell Bader LLP
  • Robert Fernandes, Kania Buttigieg Professional Corporation
  • Andra Maxwell, City of Mississauga Legal Services
  • Lia Magi, City of Mississauga Legal Services
  • Kaleigh Dryla, O'Connor MacLeod Hanna LLP
  • Steve Dickson, Region of Peel Legal Services
  • Lisa Shields, City of Burlington Legal Services
  • Leanne Fioravanti, City of Burlington Legal Services
  • Sandy Singh, Marks & Clerk Law LLP
  • Jeffrey Percival, Pallett Valo LLP
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Supporters

The George and Helen Vari Foundation.

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Events

Wine & Cheese Event a Success!

On October 4th the Peel and Halton Lawyers Feed the Hungry welcomed over 100 lawyers to the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga for its inaugural wine and cheese gathering including representatives from several food relief agencies -- the Mississauga Food Bank, the Knight's Table (Brampton) Fair Share Food Bank (Oakville) and the Burlington Food Bank.

Proceeds from the event exceeded all expectations and the volunteer committee members are looking forward to distributing some of these funds in the community soon. Most importantly, this event achieved its primary goal of bringing the Peel and Halton legal communities together to help fight hunger. The response to this initiative has been incredible with most major firms in the area providing support and even signing on to volunteer with their local agency.

Thank you so much to all who attended and to those whose support contributed greatly to the success of the event:

The George & Helen Vari Foundation | Wood Bull LLP | O'Connor MacLeod Hanna LLP | Pallet Valo LLP | Bernardi Human Resource Law | Campbell Bader LLP | Lawrences Lawyers Prouse Dash & Croach LLP | Loopstra Nixon LLP RZCD Law | Boghosian & Allen LLP

 

 

Up Next ...

Our Christmas food drive that brings lawyers out to raise food and cash at a local grocery store. More details to follow.

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