WELLINGTON – October 25, 2019 – People from the Evangeline region have just contributed five full grocery carts of non-perishable foods to a community food drive for the Summerside Salvation Army Food Bank. Major Wayne Green of the Salvation Army, left, and volunteer Robert Arsenault graciously came to the Wellington Co-op Friday, Oct. 25, to collect the food contributions, estimated to be worth $1,500. Angèle Arsenault, an employee of the Co-op, made the presentation.
The local community was invited to donate food, either at the Co-op or at the Évangéline-Central Credit Union, during the Co-op and Small Business Weeks, Oct. 15 to 25. This annual food drive is organized by various co-operative and economic development partners.
Major Green indicated that the food bank serves 65 to 75 families per week. Hurricane Dorian created an additional need for the bank’s services, so the recent postal food drive and the Evangeline area drive came at a very good time. The bank’s management therefore sincerely thanked the community for its contributions.
All those who contributed to the community food drive received a ticket for a draw for a $100 gift card from the co-op. Patricia Perry of Wellington won the prize.