A three-week fundraiser at the Kentville Foodland has provided the Kentville and Canning food banks with much-needed funds.
Shoppers at the store were given the option of donating to the three-week drive in October. For every $2 donation, the patron's name was entered into a draw for a television. In total, $8,901 was raised.
Those funds were divided between the two food banks, with Canning receiving the lion's share of $5,500 and Kentville receiving $3,401. The funds will be set up as a credit for the two food banks at the store, where representatives will be able to purchase fresh products like milk, cheese, vegetables and meat.
The funds represent approximately one-quarter of Canning's annual budget, says treasurer Wayne Dykens.
"It's going to help us quite a bit," he said.
For more, see this week's edition of The Advertiser.