Kemptville’s Brewed Awakenings to support House of Lazarus on Dec. 18

Brewed Awakenings owner Kika Smith and her daughter Alex Knops. (Courtesy photo by Jennifer Westendorp)

KEMPTVILLE — Supporting a local food bank will be as simple as drinking coffee on December 18. Brewed Awakenings in Kemptville is hosting a fundraising event in support of the House of Lazarus (HOL).

Owner Kika Smith says people can get any size coffee for $2 or any size latte for $4, with every dollar going to the food bank. The event runs all day, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“It’s just our way of helping out,” noted Smith. “For us, this is the perfect way to give back. People get their coffees or lattes and we raise some money for those in need.”

Located in Mountain, North Dundas, the HOL Food Bank serves hundreds of local families and individuals each month. In addition to supplying people with food and essential goods, the organization runs a wide variety of outreach programs such as Handyman Heroes, Heat for the Holidays and Operation Backpack.

“Support from local businesses makes a huge difference,” says Cathy Ashby, HOL Executive Director. “Our generous communities enable us to help people on a daily basis and we are so grateful to everyone who believes in the work we do.”

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