Millet food bank raises awareness with stuff a cruiser event

Millet Fire Department, Lions Club joins food bank initiative

The Collect and Connect the Millet Food Chain fundraiser is already well under way and had raised over $1,000 in its first week.

Millet Community Food Bank chair Debbie Herman says by Nov. 26 the fundraiser had garnered $1,755.

Thermometers will be placed at the Millet Fresh Market, the food Bank and the Town of Millet office and updated weekly.

“A huge thank you to everybody because that’s a really good start after one week,” said Herman.

The food and will be selling chain links and collecting the donations until Dec. 22. After that Herman is hoping to be able to display the chain for the community; a location for that initiative is still being looked at.

Last year the food bank held a stuff a bus event during the CP Holiday Train appearance. The train is not stopping in Millet this year but that has not stopped community organizations from partnering in support of the food bank the Lion’s Christmas Hamper program.

Stuff the Cruiser and Firetruck will be held Dec. 8 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Millet Fresh Market parking lot.

“The bylaw officer Chanse (Trenholm) approached me, he wanted to do something,” said Herman.

“It was very thoughtful and generous of him,” she added.

The event is a partnership between the Millet Community Food Bank, the Town of Millet bylaw force, the Millet and District Lions Club and the Millet Fire Department.

Food and toy donations will be accepted, as well as cash donations for the links fundraiser.

“It’ll be lovely just to be able to give people that opportunity,” Herman.

amelia.naismith@pipestoneflyer.ca

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