The first ever Holiday Smile Cookie Campaign had Food4Kids Muskoka walking away with more than crumbs.
Kristie Shaver, Marketing and Communications Manager, says the more than 12,000 cookies sold at Huntsville Tim Hortons raised over $9,355 for the non-profit, which covers the cost of 623 weekend food bags for local students.
“It feels incredible, actually,” says Shaver. “We didn’t know what we were in store for as we showed up every morning to decorate cookies. But by the end of the week, finding out those totals, it’s something that definitely made an impact in ourselves and in the community.”
According to Shaver, the organization currently supplies 49 kids across three Huntsville schools with weekend food packages. By the end of the school year, she says they hope to grow that number to 200 students.
“We want to expand as far and wide as we can,” says Shaver. “It’s just a matter of taking it slow and steady at first, having the discussions with the schools. Then they are in charge of recognizing the need and bringing it back to us.”