West Lincoln Kids Care Food Drive a ‘big success’

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Food bank volunteers in West Lincoln are thrilled with the amount of donations they received at a recent food drive which will be put to good use for the community.

This year, the annual Kids Care Food Drive on May 14 resulted in 8,640 pounds of food being donated to the food bank at West Lincoln Community Care (WLCC).

Food bank manager Sharlene Volpatti said the food drive was a “big success” with a great turnout.

“To get this amount of food was really impressive and we’re happy with the results,” she said.

Drivers from Purolator got involved, donating their time to drive around the subdivisions to pick up the bags of food donations. The company also donated reusable red bags, which were filled with food by donors.

The food drive started thirteen years ago, thanks to Melanie Felvus. Her daughter Micaela was inspired to start a food drive after a guest speaker gave a presentation to her Grade 3 class.

Micaela convinced her mother to start a local food drive, which began on their block before expanding to their neighbourhood and now encompassing West Lincoln.

“It feels amazing,” Felvus said. “It’s really come a long way. It’s amazing to see the community embrace this.

“It feels like the entire community comes together for the cause.”

Chris Pickles, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Grimsby Lincoln News

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