MOUNTAIN— Ingleside Newington United Church donated roughly 795.5 pounds of items to House of Lazarus (HOL) Food Bank, this week.
Church member Cathy Lalonde and her granddaughter, Avery, delivered the donation to the food bank’s headquarters in Mountain on June 1. This is Ingleside Newington United’s fourth year participating in the annual Every Plate Full Campaign and donating what’s collected to HOL. The group more than doubled their goal for this year’s challenge, Lalonde said.
“This is amazing,” HOL Food Bank’s Marianne Villemaire said. “The quantity and the variety of items donated will have a great impact on our food bank’s ability to serve our clients this summer.”
The Every Plate Full Campaign is an initiative of Food Banks Canada. This year’s campaign runs from May 28 to June 8. Food Banks Canada represents food banks across the country with a network of 550 food banks. To learn more about the campaign or to donate directly, visit HOL’s website at houseoflazarus.com/every-plate-full.