Over 4,000 pounds of food stuffed into SD&G OPP cruisers

Const. Tylor Copeland poses with Community Food Share representatives at Mike Dean's in Chesterville, including Team Leader Jane Schoones in background.

Benefiting Community Food Share

CHESTERVILLE — SD&G OPP officers and auxiliary members teamed up to help a local food bank Saturday, stuffing cruisers with donated items from participating grocery stores.

Patrons at Mike Dean’s Super Food Store in Chesterville, Laura’s Valu-Mart in Morrisburg and Winchester Foodland ponied up a combined 4,028 pounds of non-perishable food for Community Food Share. This year’s Stuff a Cruiser initiative also collected just short of $2,140. “Thank you for your amazing support in making this annual event such an amazing success!” exclaimed Community Food Share Team Leader Jane Schoones.

The OPP itself donated $250 of food, while residents at Garden Villa Chesterville contributed $215 cash — and Canada Bread independent distributor Steve Merkley came up with 110 loaves of bread.

“Despite the pandemic, we managed to collect more than double the amount from last year’s event!” said Schoones. “Without the generous continued support of the Dundas County residents, this event would not be the remarkable event it is.”

At Winchester Foodland.

AT Laura’s Valu-Mart, Morrisburg.

 

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