ELMSDALE: The East Hants community scored big for the Caring & Sharing Angel Tree Food Bank.
That was evident when the Sobeys in Elmsdale presented a cheque and gift cards totalling $4,251.43 to Caring & Sharing food bank volunteer Tricia Codner on Feb. 1 at the store in the Elmsdale Mall.
The breakdown of the donations—done all from the customers—is as follows: $305.43 in donated food; $495 in purchased Christmas food bags (they were sold for $5 or $10 each) and the remainder came from $2 donations as part of the Star of Christmas Food Bank Drive.
With a smiling face, Codner accepted the cheque and gift cards from Sobeys Front End Manager Angelia Wilson and Store Manager Paul DeCoste.
DeCoste wanted it known that this was all on the customers—they were the ones who made the donation of such a large sum through their generosity.
“We only created a vehicle to be able to do it, they did all of the work,” said DeCoste. “We owe a debt of thanks to our community and its residents for supporting the food bank drive to assist Caring & Sharing.”