Pouce Coupe Esso raises food bank funds

Anyone looking to help out can stop by the Esso to purchase a bag or drop off their own items to donate.

Pouce Coupe Esso has dropped $440 thus far on the Pouce Coupe Food Bank.

Esso owner Lee-Anne Klein said she came up with the idea to offer two and five dollar donation bags, as a collection box for the food bank is already located at the store. 

“I got thinking how can we make more money for them,” she says.

"I just made some bags and thought I’d sell them, and donate the money and the food.”

Klein says the bags have been well received by the community, with $200 worth in donations collected already. 

“I went out and bought some food, and it sold within a day, so they’re selling like crazy,” says Klein. 

The bags will continue to be on offer this month, and contain non-perishable food such as canned goods and noodle soup. 

Anyone looking to help out can stop by the Esso to purchase a bag or drop off their own items to donate. 

a tale by Tom Summer

 

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