CAMPBELL’S BAY – Despite not being able to hold its traditional Christmas food drive because of the pandemic, Bouffe Pontiac will not bear any losses from the cancellation. During the monthly MRC Pontiac Council of Mayors meeting on November 25, the mayors unanimously decided to award the organization a one-time, $10,000 donation, to be taken from the MRC’s surplus.
The annual food drive usually collects about $10,000 in cash donations as well as a significant amount of non-perishable food items that are used to prepare around 200 Christmas food baskets for Pontiac families in financial need.
“This year’s food baskets will mainly be available thanks to the donation from the MRC! We are so grateful and thankful. This year we faced many challenges with the pandemic, but once again our community came together to make things happen,” concluded Kim Laroche, Bouffe Pontiac director.
The Christmas baskets will be made in the coming weeks and distributed to the population by appointment from December 14 to 17