WELLINGTON – People from the Evangeline area contributed nearly 1,000 pounds of non-perishable food to the Summerside Salvation Army Food Bank during Co-op and Small Business Weeks.
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Students from the Grade 7 class at Evangeline School in Abram-Village accepted their $100 cash prize from Diane McInnis (second, right) from Évangéline-Central Credit Union. Karen Mallett (standing, right) from the Summerside Salvation Army Food Bank. Class teacher is Denise Millette-Caissie (front right).
This volume can be added to the $1,600 in cash that was raised for the same cause during the recent Let’s Make a Deal games night.
Over a 10-day period, the public was invited to drop off food donations to Évangéline-Central Credit Union or Wellington Co-op. Everyone who contributed to the cause received a ballot for a draw for a $100 gift card from Wellington Co-op. Aline Murray was the contributor who won the prize.
In addition, a similar contest was organized at Evangeline School, with each class collecting food. Under the supervision of teacher Josée Babineau, the school collected 630 items; from this total the winning class – Denise Millette-Caissie’s Grade 7 class – gathered 145. For its efforts, the class received a $100 bill.
The students decided to buy pizza and popcorn and watch a movie together. They also donated $10 back to a charity.
Karen Mallett, a representative of the Salvation Army, picked up all the contributions which amounted to 990 pounds of food. She mentioned that numerous local families will now be able to enjoy good meals thanks to these donations.
The local collection was conducted in collaboration with a campaign carried out by Farm Credit Canada. Nationally, some 6.5 million pounds of food were collected for local people in need.