Over $8200 handed over to food bank

Barriere Food Bank representatives are shown accepting $8,273 from ninth annual Stomp’n Toy Run

L: Antoon Houben at the Barriere Food Bank unpacks all the toys and dry goods collected by the Toy Run this year for Christmas Hampers.    R: Toy Run organizers Al Fortin (l) and  Paul Morris (r) present check to the Barriere Food Bank volunteers

L: Antoon Houben at the Barriere Food Bank unpacks all the toys and dry goods collected by the Toy Run this year for Christmas Hampers. R: Toy Run organizers Al Fortin (l) and Paul Morris (r) present check to the Barriere Food Bank volunteers

Barriere Food Bank representatives, John Wilox president, and Debbie Winiski treasurer, are shown accepting $8,273 from ninth annual Stomp’n Toy Run organizers Paul Morris and Al Fortin.  Winiski pointed out that the money will be used to prepare over 100 Christmas hampers for area households this year.   Along with the cash comes some 200 pounds of food, and over 200 Christmas gift items and toys for kids and teens.

“On behalf of the Food Bank we would like to thank the organizers and all of the participants for this biggest fundraiser yet.”

The Toy Run took place in Barriere  Aug. 27 with well over 50 bikes participating.