Com­mu­nity Har­vest Food Bank col­lec­tion fills shelves and hearts

The Gananoque Reporter - - COMMENT - LOR­RAINE PAYETTE For Post­media Net­work

The Gananoque Food Bank was filled, to over­flow­ing, by the annual Com­mu­nity Har­vest Food Bank Col­lec­tion as they went door to door lo­cally, col­lect­ing donations of food and other nec­es­sary non­per­ish­able sup­plies for the less for­tu­nate.

“We had a great night and other than a bit of rain ev­ery­thing came off bril­liantly,” said Pas­tor Mike Hathe­way of The Cor­ner­stone church. “[there were] lots of trucks and plenty of walk­ers and, of course, lots and lots and lots of food do­nated. I stopped into the food bank when my truck was drop­ping off and they had boxes ev­ery­where but also a lot of vol­un­teers on hand to sort and stock shelves - a lot of ac­tiv­ity. We were so glad to help them out and re­fill their shelves.”

The col­lec­tion started at about 5:50 p.m. on Oc­to­ber 31 and went for about three hours.

“We had a fab­u­lous Com­mu­nity Food Drive or­ga­nized by Bruce Kelsey, Pas­tor Mike Hathe­way and the Pen­te­costal church,” said Gwen Hun­drieser of the Gananoque Food Bank. “Thank you to them and to the com­mu­nity – what an over­whelm­ing suc­cess.”

The Gananoque Food Bank also re­ceived a $750 cheque from the Thou­sand Is­lands Play­house and East­ernOn­tario Power. These funds will be used to help sup­ple­ment other donations and see to it that needy peo­ple can get what they need year round.

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