I am very happy to say that the freezers at the North East Avalon Food Bank are stuffed to the brim with turkeys for the Christmas season.
RE/MAX Real Estate Agents Charity House got us started with a tremendous donation of 100 turkeys for the food bank. I approached our neighboring towns councils to ask that they encourage their residents to contribute and provide a means for them to drop off at their respective town halls. In the end we collected about 145 turkeys that can be distributed to families in need this Christmas.
The response was excellent and it was great to see so many of our community leaders in attendance to deliver turkeys and help fill the freezers. Not everyone could make it yesterday but I would like to thank all the Real Estate Agents who showed up to help. I would also like to acknowledge and thank MHA Kevin Parsons, Mayor Darrin Thorne of Flatrock, Mayor Joedy Wall of Pouch Cove and Mayor John Kennedy of Logy Bay Middle Cove Outer Cove.
I think that this particular turkey drive was certainly a success in many ways. First of all and most important is that many families who rely on the food bank will be able to have a turkey for Christmas. Secondly the fact that other towns in our region got involved highlights that this is not a Torbay Food Bank, it is a regional food bank for the North East Avalon.
The RE/MAX real estate agents who have been involved in helping our food bank for the past few months have really helped fill the shelves and lift the spirits of those people involved in the food bank. If you would like to see some additional information about their charity you can see it in a previous blog post here.
As we get closer to Christmas it has also been brought to my attention that the Food Bank is looking for some toys to add to some hampers. To get more information about that you can give Madonna a call at the food bank 437-6367.