GROUP EFFORT: After collecting a record haul for the Caledonia Food Bank, volunteers posed for a group shot.
CALEDONIA, Ont. –A record amount of food has been contributed to the Caledonia Food Bank as part of KRTS Transportation Specialists’ annual Honk for Hunger initiative.
Nearly 11,000 lbs of food has been contributed, thanks in part to Shaw Communications and Campbell’s Canada, who matched the total amount of food brought in by KRTS and the Honk for Hunger team.
Timing for the record-breaking food donation could not have been better, according to Dorette Allemang, manager of the Caledonia Food Bank. “I’ve never seen the shelves so empty,” she said.
The Honk for Hunger initiative was started by KRTS president Kim Richardson and his family several years ago, and has since turned into a friendly competition between KRTS and the Lions Club, which also holds a food drive annually.
“It is after events like Honk for Hunger in our community that I am so proud of the town my family and I live in, and equally as proud of the fabric of the people who make Caledonia their home,” said Richardson.
The pound-for-pound matching by Shaw Communications and Campbell’s Canada is part of the “Together is Amazing” initiative, which runs until Nov. 15.
“We may need to find them a trailer to store some of this food now that the shelves are filled,” Richarson joked after the event.
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