Community food drives Thanksgiving weekend

Wyatt Sharpe volunteered on Saturday in Orono collecting food for Clarington East Food Bank as part of MP David Piccini’s Thanksgiving Food Drive taking place throughout his riding aiding local food banks. “Thank you to the Orono and Newcastle communities,” said MP Piccini.

Pictured with David Piccini MP, Peterborough- Northumberland South, are Clarington East Food Bank volunteer board members Emily Buckley (left) and Vera Spange (right). Donations were collected on Saturday in the parking lot of St. Francis of Assisi church. “Our community is very supportive at this time. We have been able to fill our shelves.” says Buckley. “With the pandemic some people are experiencing food insecurity for the first time.” Spange adds, “Our community has always come together. Truly amazing, people donate even when they are struggling.”

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