(Left to right) Edie Holland

(Left to right) Edie Holland

Sparwood Food Bank raises funds and food

With the holiday season in full swing, fundraising for the Sparwood Food Bank is also well under way.

With the holiday season in full swing, fundraising for the Sparwood Food Bank is also well under way.

Emergency Services held a house-to-house drive in Sparwood two weeks ago, collecting food, cash and toys for the local organization.

Carol Walmsley, Sparwood Food Bank president, also highlighted other projects the Food Bank is doing.

“The Chamber of Commerce is in the mall collecting funds for the Light up a Life campaign, Overwaitea has $5 food packs for sale. In addition, donations have also been received from various unions, businesses, service groups and many individuals.”

A Santa’s Workshop gave all of its proceeds to Toys for Tots and the United Steelworkers 9346 also presented the Food Bank with a cheque for $2,000 stemming from the USW’s Humanity Fund, the union’s charity that has provided assistance locally and internationally for over 25 years.

“Sparwood Food Bank and Toys for Tots really appreciate the generous support they receive from the community,” said Walmsley.