Rose-Anne Mayor (left) of the Tilbury H.E.L.P. Centre and Vince Masse (centre) and Jo-Anne Masse (right) of the Chatham-Kent ATV Club on January 29, 2016. (Photo courtesy Vince Masse)

ATV Club Looks To Do Good By CK

The Chatham-Kent ATV Club is challenging the community to help others.

Club President Vince Masse says they’re planning to hold a food drive on November 18 at Bob’s Motorsport, located on St. Clair St. in Chatham.

“I’m bringing in a 16 ft enclosed trailer and we’ve got a challenge to try and fill that trailer up with canned goods for as many, if not all, Chatham-Kent food banks,” he says.

Masse says the initiative started at the beginning of the year on a smaller basis, and because of a good response they’ve decided to do it again.

Chatham-Kent ATV Club food drive. (Photo courtesy of Vince Masse)

“It’s something we started when we were trying to get an ATV bylaw in Chatham-Kent and we thought we needed to pick something to show how responsible and mature our group is,” says Masse. “Not long ago, I heard about how the food banks were having a hard time again, so I said ‘it’s time to get ready for Christmas and make sure we can try and feed as many families as possible.'”

During the January drive, Masse says the ATV club filled a pick-up truck with canned goods for five local food banks. However, they also ended up giving a little something to other areas.

“There were monetary donations so we turned those into gift cards and presented some to schools — kids breakfast programs, after-school programs, and we gave some money to the Salvation Army also,” he says. “We did very well the last time so I’m hoping to [expand] that this time.”

The club will be collecting donations at Bob’s Motorsport from 10am to 1pm. They have also started a gofundme account for those willing to make an online donation.