Help­ing the needy

Bay Boys Mo­tor­cy­cle Rid­ing Club helps out Glace Bay Food Bank

Cape Breton Post - - GLACE BAY/NEW WATERFORD - BY SHARON MONT­GOMERY-DUPE smont­gomery@cb­post.com

Of­fi­cials at the Glace Bay Food Bank are grate­ful to mem­bers of the Cape Bre­ton Bay Boys Mo­tor­cy­cle Rid­ing Club who revved up in­cred­i­ble sup­port for those in need.

The Bay Boys club re­cently held a Food Ride and Mo­tor­cy­cle Show N Shine at Con­ver­gys park­ing lot as part of Bay Days cel­e­bra­tions, rais­ing $843 and col­lect­ing a truck­load of gro­ceries.

“We re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate the Bay Boys bik­ers and of course Con­ver­gys, who also col­lected a huge amount of gro­ceries in their build­ing in con­junc­tion with the bike rally,” said San­dra MacPher­son, a co-or­di­na­tor at the food bank.

MacPher­son said the sum­mer is al­ways the slow­est time for food banks to re­ceive do­na­tions, although the de­mand is still high and in some ways even more so, with chil­dren out of school.

She said the food items col­lected put food on the shelves and the money raised en­abled meat to be pur­chased.

“The com­mu­nity is so sup­port­ive of ev­ery­thing, we could never do it with­out all these groups and or­ga­ni­za­tions.”

MacPher­son said it was a great event as well, with lots of mo­tor­cy­cles and an­tique cars on dis­play,

“The Bay Boys put their heart into ev­ery­thing they do. It was a won­der­ful day.”

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO/SAN­DRA MACPHER­SON

Vol­un­teers gather food do­na­tions to load on a truck at the re­cent Food Ride and Mo­tor­cy­cle Show N Shine hosted by the Bay Boys Mo­tor­cy­cle Rid­ing Club at Con­ver­gys in Glace Bay.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO/SAN­DRA MACPHER­SON

Food do­na­tions are piled on the back of truck dur­ing the re­cent Food Ride and Mo­tor­cy­cle Show N Shine in Glace Bay.

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