To The Editor,

The Christmas season is fast approaching which means preparations have already begun at our local food bank. The Vankleek Hill Food Bank will not be hosting its annual Guignolée due to the Covid pandemic but instead will be hosting a food drive. 

We are asking residents of Vankleek Hill, Hawkesbury-East, Chute-à-Blondeau, St-Eugène, Ste-Anne-de-Prescott, and St-Bernardin to look for us in front of Foodland on Highway 34 in Vankleek Hill on Saturday, November 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There, you can either drop off items from your own pantry or purchase a pre-filled bag from Foodland to donate. The Food Bank accepts all non-perishable food items. There is always a need for personal care products, peanut butter, processed cheese spread, instant coffee, tea, canned meats, canned fruit and crackers. As always, cash donations are most welcome. 

Please rest assured that Food Bank volunteers will be taking all the necessary precautions to receive these items from you in a safe manner.

Registration for Christmas Baskets has already started and will continue until the end of November.  If you are in need and wish to receive a Christmas Basket, please call the Vankleek Hill Food Bank, Monday to Friday at 613-678-8119 and leave a message with your name and phone number.  A member of the Food Bank will call you back and collect all the details they require.

The Vankleek Food Bank wishes to thank our community for their generosity, not only during this holiday season, but throughout the year.

Mike McGurk,
Vankleek Hill