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Annual Honk for Hunger event breaks records

CALEDONIA, Ont. -- If you heard horns blaring in Caledonia on Oct. 13, that was no traffic jam it was from tracto...


Food donations at the annual Honk for Hunger event in Calendonia, Ont.
Food donations at the annual Honk for Hunger event in Calendonia, Ont.

CALEDONIA, Ont. — If you heard horns blaring in Caledonia on Oct. 13, that was no traffic jam it was from tractor-trailers participating in the 3rd Annual Honk for Hunger Food Drive.

Through the hard work of 38 MacKinnon Park students, community volunteers and Kim Richardson Truck Specialists (KRTS) associates, 3,056 lbs. of food was loaded into KRTS trucks and trailers and delivered to the Caledonia District Food Bank. The group also contributed close to $500 in cash from the sale of Honk for Hunger t-shirts and generous donations from the community.

With more than 250 families currently relying on the food bank, KRTS organizer Selena McNeil said she was very proud of the amount of food and money collected. I want to thank all of the volunteers for their commitment and effort, the generosity of the community and the support of our business partners for helping KRTS and Honk for Hunger break our old record of 2,700 lbs.

I wish to thank Mr. and Mrs. Richardson and all the volunteers who collected the food and the 12 volunteers who helped weigh and sort the food once it arrived, said Dorette Allemang, manager of the Caledonia District Food Bank. And I also want to thank Selena McNeil who did an awesome job coordinating this great event. This will greatly benefit our neighbors in need.


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