God answers a prayer – boxes for “Linda’s Cupboard Food Deliveries” – Lococo’s Fruit & Vegetables 4167 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, (905) 358-3281

adding more lindas cupboard boxes

God answers a prayer – boxes for “Linda’s Cupboard Food Deliveries” – Lococo’s Fruit & Vegetables 4167 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, (905) 358-3281

God answers a prayer – boxes for “Linda’s Cupboard Food Deliveries” – Lococo’s Fruit & Vegetables 4167 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, (905) 358-3281

the idea girl says

I was going to save up and buy plastic boxes to deliver the fruit, vegetables and meats for “linda’s cupboard” donations… and then  I was shopping for the meat at Lococo’s and spotted these boxes on a trolley…

I asked, can I have a box?

She’s like yeah want all of them?

Are you sure?

Yea take them!

I’m dancing inside!

Perfect boxes for what I need

Thank you lord for supplying my needs for “Linda’s Cupboard”.

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Linda’s Cupboard Gives away 300 pounds of Food with Donations and a Food Sharing Program TEam Participants

150 pounds potaotes for lindas cupboard food bank donations community lunch

the idea girl says

what do you DREAM about?

What’s your vision for your community?

Many times I told Harry – When I win a MILLION dollars from the Lottery I’ll start my Food Bank idea for fresh vegetables, fruits and meats…..

 

Then I was praying and meditating a few months ago and this little voice says to me, “Why do you have to win a million dollars? I can help you do your dream NOW….”

I’m like right, how am I going to do this massive project, feed over 1200 families and hundreds of people across the Niagara Region and then add it to Canada and other countries? (yeah talk about a BIG Vision!)

How does one stop families and people from being hungry?

We ask the government for funding for our food banks. we are constantly whining that we don’t have enough money for food …. Which yes it’s true, it’s a problem.

But what do I do? I’m the “idea girl” what can I do to help this issue?

I write down an idea, and take steps to implement it, one step at a time.

and here I am a few weeks later… giving over 300 pounds of fresh vegetables to local food banks, community luncheons and helping people save on their grocery bills.

I’m going to have to create a PDF type file, and I’m thinking a video for youtube, and a Microsoft Power Point Presentation to TEACH people how to stretch those (can’t say pennies… I dont’ have any lol), those dimes, nickels, quarters, loonies, toonies, fives, tens, twenties and some of us fifties, and hundred dollar bills?

So what did I do before when I didn’t have any money?

I shared my groceries with others in the same boat.

We’d share milk, cheese, meat, cereal, vegetables, fruits, anything we could buy in bulk when on SALE we’d divide it between us.

It was only three families then.

Now I’m doing it with ten families and that’s only in the last 3 days…..

They all jumped on board, because my opening line was… what can’t you afford to buy for your family – fruits, meats, vegetables?

the answer was EVERYTHING!

THen I told them I have a plan to change that for you?

Oh yeah? what…

Let’s buy bulk items, share our grocery money so we get everything we need…

how do we do that?

I love to shop.

I love to find deals and find the cheapest prices possible.

I look at certain “warehouse” prices to see if they are cheaper than the local grocery stores.

Only a few things were.. mostly it’s MORE than what I can get it on sale for certain things,

but other things did save a good amount of money if I bought LOTS of it.

So that’s what I’m doing.

helping my “linda’s cupboard team participants” save money.

I’m going to keep it small because it took me over 25 hours this week, doing a few runs to a few grocery stores, the food banks, etc.

I have to work on the donations next from corporations, warehouses and local farmers, fruit stands, grocers…

that’s in my plan B… which I plan to start next week!

this week, I did some deliveries to some families, and took food to two food banks and three community luncheons….

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linda chisholm harold chishom town of fort erie hall meeting april 10 2017

linda chisholm harold chishom town of fort erie hall meeting april 10 2017

the idea girl says

now I know why god wanted us to attend this meeting

linda chisholm harold chishom town of fort erie hall meeting april 10 2017

several years ago I emailed the tourism and town council members, my ideas to build a tourism industry here in fort erie, crystal beach , ridgeway and stevensville

and my ideas on how to expand the bus transit system to an evening run to 11 pm so that people can attend local events all over town 🙂

I’m happy to report, all those ideas are in the WORkS!!!!!

awesome

I let Mayor Wayne H. Redekop know this at the end of the town hall meeting which went from 6 pm to after 8 pm? I forget what time it ended.

It was interesting seeing the new proposals for the waterfront strategy, transit bus issues, lions club , habitat for humanity

all ideas I’d sent to various people, being implemented by hard working people

I told them the bus presentation with mike was true (numbers for people getting off and on the bus etc).

So the mayor gave me his card, with his email and told me he’d love to hear more of my ideas for the town!

That’s great news, compared to what i was told years ago (basically the sarcastic email said, what do you know about tourism?????) and now I can say several years later… lots on my own… doing my own videos, blog posts, and doing whatever I could to get fort erie on the map… mission accomplished!

now were doing more community work and we’ve joined the team of advancing crystal beach to work on their tourism ideas!

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Ugly Mug The REZ Church Queenston Street St Catharines Ontario CAnada FAcebook Page

the idea girl says

I created UGLY MUG face book page here

https://www.facebook.com/Ugly-Mug-1259836570801839/

it’s every other friday (opposite the Harry’s Mug dates)

at the REZ church (in plaza beside Fabio’s Pizza)

125 Queenston Street, St Catharines ON, L2R2Z6 (905) 228-4644

ugly mug the rez 125 queenston street st catharines ontario canada

ugly mug the rez 125 queenston street st catharines ontario canada

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The Clothing Depot Crystal Ridge Community Church Crystal Beach Ontario FAcebook Page

the clothing depot every thurs crystal ridge community church 241 elmwood ave crystal beach ontario canada

the clothing depot every thurs crystal ridge community church 241 elmwood ave crystal beach ontario canada

the clothing depot every thurs crystal ridge community church 241 elmwood ave crystal beach ontario canada

the idea girl says

I created the clothing depot facebook page here

https://www.facebook.com/The-Clothing-Depot-180902515752600/

crystal ridge community church

241 elmwood avenue, crystal beach ontario canada

(905) 894-6922

donations for infant, children, men, women clothing and foot wear wanted.

drop off at church on thursdays

10 am to 12 pm

 

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