500 food items and $954 donated to Tyne Valley Food Bank

TYNE VALLEY – Oct. 24, 2017 – A dozen students from the 11th and 12th grade sociology class at Evangeline School recently made a trip to the Tyne Valley food bank, a branch of the West Prince Caring Cupboard, to drop off some 500 non-perishable food items that had been donated to the cause by their fellow students.

The youth first checked best-before dates on all the food items and then helped place the items on the bank’s shelves. Food bank co-coordinator Verna Barlow explained to the students the process that people must go through to ask for food donations and told them that on average, eight to 14 families ask for help each week.

Seen in the photo, from left, are students Isabelle MacDonald and Damien Gallant with their sociology teacher Claudine Blaquière. Next, Barlow is seen accepting a $954 cheque from Diane McInnis, marketing and communications officer with Evangeline-Central Credit Union. This money represents half of the revenues from the family benefit Mega-Bingo held in Abram-Village Oct. 15 specifically to raise funds for two local food banks.