HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt and District Food Bank received a donation of $7,000 worth of food into its larders.
Terry’s No Frills donated items like breakfast and snack foods to mark Loblaw’s National Eat Together Day on July 16.
“Over the last number of years we've had barbecues, to bring people together around food,” said Terry Lehoux, the franchisee of the grocery store. “Because of COVID this year, we decided we wanted to do something big for the food bank, so we're giving $7,000 to the food bank this year for food.”
“It means that we're going to have lots of good cereal and granola bars, good healthy food that Terry's providing. We'll make really good use of it. We'll be putting it into the hampers that we distribute to the needy people in our community.”
Kevin Reiter, the Humboldt Food Bank’s chair, said he appreciated the donation, especially during the pandemic.
“It means that we're going to have lots of good cereal and granola bars, good healthy food that Terry's providing,” he said. “We'll make really good use of it. We'll be putting it into the hampers that we distribute to the needy people in our community.”
Lehoux said he believes his donation will aid families that need the extra help, especially with kids being out of school for so long.
Reiter said in general, things are going well for the food bank.
“We're keeping level with the game,” he said. “We're giving out pretty much as much food as we’re getting and we've been getting quite a few funds from various places, so we've been putting that into food as well.”
Reiter said the food bank could always use more canned meat, canned tomatoes, past, beans and similar items.