Great news! The Barriere Food Bank now has it’s non-profit status restored. Any business or individual who has donated to the Food Bank in 2013 can get a tax receipt for their donation with our tax ID on it. The Food Bank is really rolling with more volunteers on board and some successful fundraising bringing in some much needed funds.
The Toy Run was held this last weekend and was a smashing success. Even with rain threatening, a large group turned out for a great ride ending with a barbecue at Paul Morris’ home. We’d like to say a big thank you to Paul Morris and all the great motorcyclists who participated as well as AG Foods and the Legion for their participation. Everyone worked hard to make this year’s Toy Run a great event! We have lots of toys to fill the holiday hampers this year.
We had some other donations of note. We’d like to say thank you to the Legion for their donation of a $100 Hole in One prize from their annual golf tournament. We’d like to thank the BagLady Bottle Depot for their continuing generosity. People can drop cans and bottles off at the bottle depot and designate the proceeds to be donated to the food bank. This donation program has been helping the food bank purchase some much needed food during our restructuring period. So please keep bringing in your bottles and cans – we thank all the folks who do this for the Food Bank on a regular basis.
October will be a month of planning for some big events in November. We have the annual Spaghetti Dinner at Sam’s Pizza on Nov. 18 and the No Host Bazaar on Nov. 16 to look forward to.
The Food Bank is open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon for hamper pick-ups. For any inquiries, please call the Food Bank at 672-0029. Messages are checked daily.