Millet Community Food Bank holds Collect and Connect the Millet Food Chain fundraiser

Food Bank fundraiser looks to offset missing holiday train support

As it did in 2016, the Millet Community Food Bank is once again encouraging the community to come together and support the food bank’s Collect and Connect the Millet Food Chain fundraiser.

Holiday-colored paper chain links will be available at local participating partners, and for a donation of $5 per link, supporters can write their names or the names of another on the links.

The funds raised, along with the collection of food, will help ensure the food bank has enough on its shelves to service the community throughout the Christmas season.

For 2017 the food bank has set a goal of $5,000.

The CP Rail Holiday Train acts as one of the food bank’s largest fundraisers. However, the train only visits the community every second year, with 2017 being an off year.

“We must try and ensure we raise enough food and funds to get us through this Christmas season and well into the new year,” said Millet Community Food Bank chair Debbie Herman.

With the ongoing recession leading to tough economic times across the province the demands of the food bank continue to increase.

“I understand that there have been many challenges for everyone, as this economic downturn has dragged on … We also understand that financial support is not possible for everyone, and that is why the support we receive in any way is greatly appreciated,” said Herman.

For anyone wanting to get involved in the Collect and Connect the Millet Food Chain fundraiser, there are a number of ways in which one can participate:

  • Businesses and organizations can sell links
  • Host an event and incorporate a collection for food or funds
  • Make a donation to purchase links
  • Set up a friendly competition and challenge other businesses to match or beat your contribution

amelia.naismith@pipestoneflyer.ca

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