Winner announced in 1st annual card art competition for Kawartha Lakes Food Source

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KAWARTHA LAKES-The winners of the first annual Kawartha Lakes Food Source (KLFS)card art competition have been announced.

Four local artists shared their time and talents. “It was interesting to see the variety that people produced and they are all effective in their own way” said Judy Jackett, one of three judges of the competition and fellow artist. The images were of food markets from around the world, to the beauty of our backyard, the hope of horses, and whimsical garden creatures.

The judges agreed that Sarah Burt’s whimsical, pen and water color garden creatures were worthy of being the winning images for the cards. “They are unique in color and perspective, and will instigate conversations and admiration.” said Heather Kirby, Kawartha Lakes Food source.

At the announcement on February 8 at Kawartha Lakes Food Source the artists came together to celebrate their work. “I feel surprised and grateful! I was glad to donate the time to a cause that is so important.” Sarah Burt expressed.

The cards will be provided to anyone who wants to make a donation on behalf os someone else. Giving the gift of a donation on behalf of a family member, friend, teacher or coach is a wonderful way to express your appreciation while helping the community according to KLFS.

There will be four cards in the series and they can be collected annually.

The cards featuring Sarah’s work will be available on April 1. To receive a card, please come to the Kawartha Lakes Food Source distribution centre (41 George Street West, Lindsay) or call 705-324-0707. A charitable tax receipt can be provided to the donor or the recipient for donations over $20. Please provide this information at time of donation.

KLFS operates from a centralized distribution centre collecting food from reclamation sources; buy food in bulk; sort and store food; promote awareness of hunger and its impact; and coordinate fundraising. They provide food to member organizations on a monthly “fair share” basis whom serve an average of 1,000 men, women, children and seniors each month.

KAWARTHA LAKES FOOD SOURCE member food banks include: Coboconk, Little Britain, Fenelon Falls Salvation Army, Omemee, Centre of Hope (Lindsay), Woodville and Dunsford. Women’s Recourses serves the women in their care and Fleming College Student Association serve their students.

For more information go to: www.kawarthalakesfoodsource.com