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Volunteers Play A Big Role In Success Of Christmas Food Box Campaign

By Tara Clow Dec 23, 2022 | 1:15 PM

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Families in need in Southeast New Brunswick have now been provided with their Christmas food boxes

Deliveries were made to 1700 homes on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

General Manager for the Peter McKee Community Food Centre Christine Taylor says volunteers made it happen.

“Volunteers assisted our clients within the food bank and completed the forms. There are volunteers that help fill build the boxes and fill them with the food and many people volunteer to deliver the boxes to the many homes,” Taylor says.

She expressed a special thank you to two individuals, who helped through the whole process, from registration to delivery, “Donna Eagles and Scott Babineau, who have been involved with this Christmas box project for many years. Without their commitment and expertise, I don’t know if we would have been successful. They were involved from the beginning back in September, and for the last two months, they made sure we met every week to finalize the preparations and made sure everything was in place for this to happen. Donna spent endless nights ensuring the applications were completed and she was at the Coliseum for two full days, coordinating activities and volunteers, and Scott was there on December 19th at 6 am to greet the trucks that deliver the food to build the boxes and make sure everything was doublechecked.”

She says, even after a difficult couple of years economically, that didn’t stop people from thinking about the clients in need and making sure they reached their goal so they could afford to fill all 1700 boxes with food.

Hundreds of motorists lined up at the Moncton Coliseum on Wednesday, with a few more on Thursday to ensure all of the boxes could be delivered in time for Christmas.


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