The organizers of the L’Orignal Food Drive, the L’Orignal Volunteer Firefighters association and the Knights of Columbus have announced important changes to the food drive event scheduled for November 15, 2020.
This year only, there will be no door-to-door collection of non-perishable foods due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizers want to avoid exposing anyone to any possible risks.
But, a food drive is considered even more necessary this year and one will be held for the benefit of the L’Orignal Food Bank.
People are asked to bring their non-perishable food donations directly to designated drop off places as follows :
Marcel Huneault Firehall, 10 Elgin St, L’Orignal (East of Longueuil St) on Sunday, November 15 between 11 a.m. and 4 a.m. or on Monday and Tuesday, November 16 and 17 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The L’Orignal Food Bank, at 261 Longueuil St, L’Orignal will be accepting donations between November 10 and 30th, Monday to Wednesday only, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This year, due to the current circumstances, monetary donations are much appreciated. Prepare your cheque in favour of L’Orignal Food Bank with notation “Food Drive”. Official receipts will be issued for donations of $20 and more will be sent to you; please provide your name and mailing address with your cheque.
As usual, cash donations are welcome and can be remitted to the above drop-off places any time or mailed to the food bank at P.O. Box 330, L’Orignal, ON, K0B 1K0.
The L’Orignal Food Drive has been a success story for many years. Organizers wish to thank people for their generosity The 2019 campaign raised $7500 in donations and 6,000 lbs of non-perishable foods for the benefit of the Food Bank and those in need in the community.
This effort is lead by: François Bellemare, Association des Pompiers de l’Orignal; Marcel Clément, Chevaliers de Colomb, Conseil St-jean Baptiste and Nathalie Pilon, Banque Alimentaire de L’Orignal.