LaSalle Miracle opens its doors again

Donations of food during the June 27th Miracle are seen at Westport Marina in LaSalle. Submitted photo.

For the third time this month, organizers of the June 27th Miracle in LaSalle are opening up Westport Marina to distribute food bags for laid-off workers.

The food drive last month collected more than 2-million pounds of food and hygiene products, 340,000 pounds in LaSalle alone.

Once again, the marina will be open from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday for anyone who has been on long-term layoff because of the pandemic. The invitation is for those who have not yet picked up a food bag.

“We understand as a committee how hard-pressed and long-term the job losses and business losses have been and will continue to be for many industries,” read a release from the LaSalle committee. “We want to ensure employees and business owners in those industries are not suffering in silence.”

Not-for-profit organizations running low on donations can also call LaSalle Town Councillor Sue Desjarlais at 519-563-7701 or email her at suedesjarlais@gmail.com for assistance.

If anyone requires transportation to the marina, they can also call Desjarlais or Nancy Campana.