Foodbank Fundraiser In Vanastra

The Executive Director of the Huron County Foodbank Distribution Centre is hoping last night’s first fund-raising evening will become an annual event.

Mary Ellen Zealman says they had 100 people at the Vanastra Christian Reformed Church for the dinner and auction and she’s hoping they’ll raise around $7,500.

Zealman points out most people are surprised to learn how many of their neighbours in farming community like Huron County rely on food banks.  She says their figures indicate there are about 20,000 visits each year to Huron County food banks.

Zealman adds they’re very grateful to local producers who donate fresh produce and other food to the distribution centre.