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New Minas church filling cube van with food bank donations

<p>Orchard Valley United Church chairperson Jane McDonald hands volunteer Brandan Davidson some donations collected for the cube van food drive the church held at Superstore in New Minas Oct. 29.</p>
<p>Orchard Valley United Church chairperson Jane McDonald hands volunteer Brandan Davidson some donations collected for the cube van food drive the church held at Superstore in New Minas Oct. 29.</p>

NEW MINAS - The Orchard Valley United Church is doing its part to combat hunger.

Members of the New Minas-based church planned a 12-hour collection drive in the parking lot of the local Superstore Oct. 29 in support of local food banks.

“We’re raising funds and collecting food for the three food banks – Canning, Wolfville and Fundy,” said organizer Susan Cater.

“There were some members of the outreach committee that spent a 24-hour period on the street and out of that came the knowledge that our food banks run out of food and that they’re being used by many, many people.”

Congregation members ranging in age from about 10 to 95 signed on to help with the food drive, Cater said. The church hosts the event twice a year, switching between Superstore and Sobeys each time.

“What’s really great about it is that we get people that come out and say we’ve used the food bank in the past and we really want to give back,” said Cater, who noted that they typically fill the cube van with donations by the end of the day and collect roughly $1,000 in cash donations.

Members of the New Minas-based church planned a 12-hour collection drive in the parking lot of the local Superstore Oct. 29 in support of local food banks.

“We’re raising funds and collecting food for the three food banks – Canning, Wolfville and Fundy,” said organizer Susan Cater.

“There were some members of the outreach committee that spent a 24-hour period on the street and out of that came the knowledge that our food banks run out of food and that they’re being used by many, many people.”

Congregation members ranging in age from about 10 to 95 signed on to help with the food drive, Cater said. The church hosts the event twice a year, switching between Superstore and Sobeys each time.

“What’s really great about it is that we get people that come out and say we’ve used the food bank in the past and we really want to give back,” said Cater, who noted that they typically fill the cube van with donations by the end of the day and collect roughly $1,000 in cash donations.

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