WELLINGTON – Oct. 24, 2022 – Yvonne Stewart of Wellington recently learned that it pays to be generous. Like many others in the community, she had contributed several items to the non-perishable food drive that took place at the Wellington Co-op during Co-op and Small Business Week. In exchange, she had received a ticket for a random draw. Co-op manager Chris O’Brien and his employee Susan Arsenault drew Stewart’s name. She won a $100 Co-op gift card. In all, the drive netted 12 full boxes of food of all kinds as well as $586.50 in cash and $50 in gift cards. A portion of the money was collected at a barbecue held at the Co-op Friday, Oct. 21, known as Food Co-op Day.
Kathy Cotton, a volunteer with the Summerside Salvation Army, was more than happy to come to the Wellington Co-op Oct. 24 to accept the 12 boxes of non-perishable foods as well as $636.50 in cash and credit cards that the local community had collected during Co-op and Small Business Week. She couldn’t stop thanking the organizers of the drive, including grocery store manager Chris O’Brien, and all those who contributed.