Richmond – a Generous Community

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]The Richmond Food Bank would like to say “Thank You” to the community that responded so generously this Christmas Season.  The food bank saw an increase in need over 2017 and was getting concerned about problems meeting the need over Christmas and into the coming winter.

Word spread quickly, as it does in small communities.  The response was immediate. Local businesses, sports teams, schools, youth groups and community associations got involved. Funds were raised, toys and food were collected, sorted and packaged ensureing that 43 families were given a Christmas Hamper.

Richmond’s Food Bank is starting 2018 with funds in the bank, food on the shelves and food in storage.  As Debbie Markell, volunteer at the food bank remarked “There is even food under the pews in St. Pauls United Church!  The giving spirit is truly alive and well in Richmond.”

She then cited a list of business, schools and community groups that helped make this happen. “Thank you to each and every resident who supported us by making these food drives and fundraisers such a huge success.”

King’s YIG
Sonya Kinkade Design
Spotlight on Hair
Jubalani Winery
S&S Service Station
Loblaws Food Drive
Daniel & Troy Tree Sales /Talos Homes
Kim Pijselman, Cedarstone Homes

Richmond Public School
St. Phillips Catholic School
South Carleton High School
Sacred Heart High School
Westwind Public School
Goulbourn Middle School

Richmond Lions Club
Richmond Knights of Colombus
Richmond Royals Hockey Team(s)
Richmond Girl Guides
Richmond Quilting Guild
Hyde Park Association
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
St Philip C.W.L.
Beta Sigma Phi
Munster Community Assoc
St Philips Eucre Club
Merivale Loyal Association True Blue #454