FIGHTING PERIOD POVERTY TOGETHER.
FOOD BANKS NEED MORE THAN JUST FOOD.
In an effort to support the annual Spring Food Drive, CTV London toured the London Food Bank in March, 2009. CTV London’s Community Relations Coordinator Mandi Fields noticed that there were no feminine hygiene products in the non-food item cupboard. Jane Roy, Executive Director of the London Food Bank explained that people simply do not think to donate them.
The next month, CTV London created “TAMPON TUESDAY”.
Six women attended the first Tampon Tuesday event on April 7, 2009 – they donated one package of feminine hygiene products, enjoyed free food courtesy of Jack Astor’s and discovered an interesting new way to network their business. Due to the response we have been meeting ever since!
Mandi Fields from CTV with Coleen Crncich from Habitat for Humanity and Jane Roy, Executive Director of the London Food Bank display just some of the donated feminine hygiene products in summer 2011.