By David F. Rooney
Every year the Food Bank orders in a massive shipment of food from Cooper’s just before Christmas and this year was no different.
“It’s an awful lot of food but I can’t tell you how all of those pallets weighed but it cost a lot of money,” said Patty Larson, Community Connections outreach manager and Food Bank coordinator. How much? Well, I can tell you it cost $10,400. This where people’s donations go.”
Of course, this doesn’t mean people should stop giving to the Food Bank. Almost all of the food unloaded last Friday will be gone by January. Raising money and encouraging people to donate food to the Food Bank is a year-round campaign. Please give generously. It goes to help our neighbours and friends.
Larson manages it with the help of many volunteers some of whom came out with Cooper’s staff to help with the unloading and, as you can in the photos below, have it down to a fine art.