Over 6 tons of food collected during OPP Auxiliary drive

SDG – Over $4,700 in monetary and gift card donations to area food banks were collected by the SD&G OPP Auxiliary in this year’s Stuff a Cruiser event.

That money for the food banks was in addition to the over 15,000 pounds of food items that are now on shelves at the Dundas County Food Bank, Naomi’s Family Resource Centre and Cornwall area food banks.

The seven events at grocery stores across SD&G were held to support each store’s food bank of choice.

The results of the annual food drive, organized and hosted by the SDG OPP Auxiliary, far exceeded expectations.

“This is just another example of the generosity that the communities of SD&G have by pulling together to help people in need,” said Auxiliary Staff Sgt. Al Jodoin.

The Dundas County Food Bank received over $1,400 in monetary and gift card donations and  approximately 4,000 pounds of food items.

Holiday food drives are essential to the food bank as it re-stocks its shelves for the winter. Winter is always a time of increased need. 

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