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Elmvale & District Food Bank Receives $2,500 Donation from Springwater Township

Elmvale & District Food Bank Receives $2,500 Donation from Springwater Township
Posted on 10/06/2016

Elmvale Food Bank Cheque PresentationSpringwater Township / October 6, 2016 – The Elmvale & District Food Bank received a helping hand by way of a $2,500 donation from the Township of Springwater.

Springwater Council presented the cheque to Elmvale & District Food Bank representatives, John Potts and Sharon Chambers, at Wednesday night’s Council meeting. The funds will assist the Food Bank in continuing their regular operations in Springwater.

The Elmvale & District Food Bank regularly serves 60 people, with seasonal fluctuation of up to 120 people per week. Operated by 35 volunteers, the Elmvale Food Bank provides families with food that meets the Canadian Food Guide recommendations, and supplies dairy, meats, and fresh fruits and vegetables, often purchased or donated by local producers.  

The donation was made by way of the Springwater Community Assistance Program, which is funded through the Springwater Swing – Charity Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament, held in July, raised $26,000 for local worthwhile initiatives.

“We are pleased to be able to provide this donation to the Elmvale & District Food Bank,” says Mayor Bill French. “The Food Bank does so much for people in our area, ensuring they can continue to serve those who need it most, is paramount to the well-being of our community.”

“The Elmvale & District Food Bank relies on both food and financial donations,” says John Potts, Elmvale & District Food Bank. “This donation will ensure we keep our shelves stocked as we continue to work to meet the needs of our clients.”