Wawa Community Food Bank Update - Fall 2017
Wawa Community Food Bank has been assisted by many individuals, organisations and businesses this fall and the volunteers would like to publicly thank all those involved for their support.
First of all, we recognise the people who have made monetary donations or provided fresh produce, canned or frozen food, or clothing and sundry items. Thank you to George Allen, Debra Avis, J.P. Bonneuil, Emma Desgagne, Joanne Dubreuil, Liz McCoy, Christine Menard, Sarah Pinder and Dannica Switzer. We also thank the anonymous donors who utilise the drop box inside the main doors of 96 Broadway Ave.
The kindergarten classes from Ecole Saint Joseph, under the direction of their teachers Monique Gendron and Lorraine Samson, held a lemonade sale earlier this fall. Working from a list of suggestions, the 40 children made purchases at Valu Mart and proudly carried them to the Food Bank and stocked our shelves. We truly value their effort and support the lesson of giving that this activity imparts.
The local branch of Northern Credit Union has provided welcome personal care products and the Rotary Club of Wawa has provided clients with oral hygiene items. Thank you for this thoughtfulness.
Wawa Salmon Derby donated a variety of food from fish to corn, potatoes and bread products. Thank you for thinking of us.
Rob Ingram from Desbarats Farmers Market has donated much appreciated quantities of fresh produce.
Tracy and Trevor Laing of Level Plains Blueberry Farm have contributed multiple bags of their locally grown potatoes. Thank you so much for this generosity.
Northern Lights Ford once again has shown its commitment to alleviating food insecurity in our community through involvement in the national Ford We Scare Hunger campaign. Their efforts, along with the participation of Ecole Saint Joseph, Saint Joseph French Immersion School and Michipicoten High School have filled two pickup trucks with non-perishables for our food bank. Many thanks are given to Andrew Mackenzie, Lonna Rilley and Danette Mathias as well as the staff and students of the participating schools.
A completely new fundraising initiative was recently sponsored by Roxy Bowling Centre. Rick Gennaro donated $3.00 from every game bowled over the October 21 – 22 week end to Wawa Community Food Bank! The event was a success and clients will definitely benefit from this considerate enterprise.
We must also sincerely thank the entire staff of the Wawa Economic Development Corporation for their kindness and cooperation all year long. Jesse Labonte and Shawn Mahon must be noted for their willingness to help out in any way, at any time.
As for future events, Algoma Health Unit will offer a flu vaccination walk in clinic on Wednesday, November 8 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. in the main lobby at 96 Broadway Ave. This opportunity for immunization is open to anyone in the community and no appointments are required. Please bring your health card.
Feed The Need, our major food drive and fundraising event, will be held at the Community Centre on Sunday, November 26 from 11:00 am till 3:00 pm. For your canned food or monetary donation you will receive a free SUBWAY item, beverage from John’s Valu Mart, coffee or hot chocolate from Tim Horton’s and a ticket for a door prize from AJ’s Pizza, Canadian Tire or Wawa RV Resort and Campground.
Suggestions to bring for keeping our shelves well stocked include baked beans, Kraft Dinner, soups, pasta sauce, pasta or peanut butter. Thank you in advance for your support.
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