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Richmond Lions’ Christmas Cheer program nets $8K for Richmond Food Bank

The Richmond Lions Club presented a check for $8,000 to the Richmond Food Bank last week. Judy Wagdin, left, accepted the check from Lions Dale Greene and Shirley Reddick.

From the Manotick Messenger

The Richmond Lions Club closed the books on another successful Christmas Cheer program with a donation of $8,000 to the Richmond Food Bank last week.

The program was operated by the Richmond Lions Club last December, before the annual Santa Claus Parade. J&M Harvey, in the Richmond Plaza across the parking lot from the old Richmond IDA, was the location for “Christmas Cheer Central.” Pledges and food donations were accepted at Christmas Cheer Central, and Richmond Lions Club members were available during the event to pick up donations and gifts.

The Richmond Food Bank is located at St. Paul’s United Church, 3452 McBean St. The foodbank’s contact number is 613-838-5397, then press 3 to leave a message for the Foodbank.

The foodbank covers the village of Richmond and it’s rural area as well as Munster; a population of about 5000. Currently over 40 families are receiving aid from the food bank and the number continues to grow.

A small dollar-value grocery card is given to each family to purchase perishables such as milk and eggs, so cash donations are always welcome.