Community Harvest Food Bank collection fills shelves and hearts
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.