CAA NIAGARA Caps Off “THE BIG FOOD BOOST” with $1M Multi-Year Pledge to FEED NIAGARA

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THOROLD, ON (September 11, 2023) – Today, CAA Niagara proudly announces a major $1 million commitment to support Feed Niagara, an organization dedicated to helping those in need in our community. This significant contribution will play a vital role in strengthening Feed Niagara’s essential work.

Peter Van Hezewyk, President and CEO of CAA Niagara, emphasizes the importance of unity, stating, “At CAA Niagara, we believe in the strength of our community. Our $1 million pledge, distributed in $100,000 increments annually, demonstrates our strong commitment to making a positive impact. Together, we’re focused on ending hunger in our community.”

Stacy Elia, Chief Executive Officer at GBF Community Services, a representative for Feed Niagara, expressed deep gratitude for CAA Niagara’s continued support, saying, “CAA Niagara’s unwavering commitment is truly inspiring. This $1 million will enable us to reach more people, enhance our services, and provide food to more families in need. Together, we’re building a brighter future for our community.”

This multi-year pledge builds upon CAA Niagara’s initial $100,000 donation to Feed Niagara earlier this year, further empowering Feed Niagara in their mission to combat hunger in our community.

CAA Niagara recently concluded its second “Big Food Boost” initiative. During this community-wide food drive, individuals came together to contribute both funds and food at various CAA Niagara branches, community events, and several CAA Rewards partner locations. Over 4,000 pounds of food was donated.

CAA Niagara is dedicated to making a positive impact in the fight against hunger in our community. Together, with teamwork and strong support, we’re working toward a brighter and better-fed future.

Learn more about CAA Niagara’s community initiatives by visiting


Founded in 1911 as the St. Catharines Automobile Club with just 16 members, CAA Niagara has grown to nearly 150,000 Members with five Niagara locations; St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland, Thorold (HQ) and Grimsby. A not-for-profit membership organization, CAA Niagara, provides emergency road services, travel, insurance and Member rewards.


Feed Niagara is a consortium of 10 food banks across Niagara who are proud members of Feed Ontario. It is recognized as the voice of poverty in Niagara. Feed Niagara is committed to work with key decision-makers, donors and members of the food industry to ensure all Niagarans have access to healthy food.

Feed Niagara Members

  • Community Care, St. Catharines & Thorold
  • Community Care of West Niagara
  • GBF Community Services
  • Newark Neighbours
  • Pelham Cares Inc.
  • Port Cares
  • Project SHARE
  • The Hope Centre
  • The Salvation Army – Fort Erie
  • West Lincoln Community Care


Courtesy of CAA Niagara

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