9:30 a.m., May 10)
Pete's delivers over 48,000 food items to Orléans-Cumberland
By Fred Sherwin
at St. Peter High School made a special delivery to the
Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre on Thursday
that took nearly four hours to complete.
volunteer at the Orléans-Cumberland
Community Resource Centre sorts through some
of the 48,000 food items dropped off by students
from St. Peter High School on Thursday. Fred
students made the 3.5 kilometre trek from the Fallingbrook-area
high school to the centre carrying over 48,000 food items
collected during the school's annual Canley Cup food drive.
48,000 food items is the second highest amont ever collected
by the school and will go a long in helping to meet the
needs of the 550-plus clients who depend on the centre's
emergency food program every month.
surprisingly, OCCRC program manager Joffré Mallette
was thrilled with the students' efforts.
went really well. We got over 48,000 items from St. Pete's
and a cheque for close to $700," said Mallette.
the centre's shelves are now filled they are still missing
one key item --training pull-ups for toddlers.
receive a lot of diapers for the younger ones, but once
they get bigger they need the pull-ups," says food
program co-ordinator Nicole Perras-Leduc.
can be dropped off at the centre from Monday to Friday
between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. although they are closed
during the lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m. The centre is
located in the Orléans Town Centre across from
the Shenkman Arts Centre.
can also be left at the Sobeys grocery store at Trim and
Innes which delivers them directly to the OCCRC. For more
information visit www.crcoc.ca.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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