Canning, Kentville food banks get boost from Foodland donation

Published on December 7, 2012
A three-week campaign at the Kentville Foodland raised $8,901 for the Canning and Kentville food banks. The Canning Food Bank, represented by treasurer Wayne Dykens, left, will receive $5,500, while the Kentville food bank, represented by vice-chair Bud Little, right, will receive the remaining funds. On hand to present the money were store owner/operators Lori Graham and Aaron Cossaboom. - Jennifer Vardy Little

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.

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