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What a great community we live in

Food bank chair thanks community for ongoing support

Dear Editor:

What a “GREAT” community we live in.

On behalf of the St. Paul and District Food Bank volunteers, I would like to thank the people of St. Paul and district for their very generous support of the Food Bank.

People like the 10-year-old boy who had a birthday party but did not want gifts, he just wanted money for the Food Bank. To families who decided to give money to the Food Bank rather than give presents this year. To the many people who had Grey Cup parties and instead of bringing wine brought food donations instead.

To our major grocery stores, Co-op, Sobey’s, Extra Foods and Giant Tiger who have supported us all year long, we give thanks for this great partnership.

The many, many Businesses of St. Paul always seem to find new and creative ways to help us.

Thank you to all of the folks along the rodeo parade route who dug deep and shared what they could.

Thank you to the service clubs, including the firefighters for your generosity. Thank you to all of the schools in the St. Paul Education Regional Division for their continued support and to the parents who support their children.

Thank you for the support of all of the churches and their parishioners.

We extend a very special thanks to Devon Canada and Interprovincial Pipe Line for their generous financial support.

In 2019 we were able to help 5,083 children and 5,481 adults for a total of 10,564 people. This is down from 2018's total of 11,485.

We also want to acknowledge The Manawannis Native Friendship Centre for their continued support. The centre provides us with over 2,000 square feet of space free of charge. We would not be able to operate without their generous assistance.


Larry Lambert

Chair St. Paul and District Food Bank Board