Generosity in local businesses
From left, at the Embrun Co-op agricole/Independent donation site on Sat., Dec. 9, with a generous donation of $5,000 to the Good Neighbours Food Bank from Lanthier Financial Services, are: Mayor Pierre Leroux, Denise Lafrance (Client Coordinator, Good Neighbours Food Bank), Alain Lanthier, and also from the Good Neighbours Food Bank: Jean-François Gignac (President), Chantal Mercier (Vice-President) and Ginette Rivet (Coordinator).     Carruthers photo

Muriel Carruthers
Villager Staff
EMBRUN – The Good Neighbours Food Bank had a very successful Fill the Bus Campaign this past weekend, on Sat. Dec. 9, at Your Independent Grocer in Embrun, according to Chantal Mercier, Vice-President, Good Neighbours Food Bank of Embrun, Limoges, Marionville and Russell.

At the Embrum site on Sat., Dec. 9, with a generous donation of $1,000 from the Legion Branch 372 to the Good Neighbours Food Bank, from left, are Ginette Rivet, Denise Lafrance, Legion President Bryan Macrostie, Jean-François Gignac and Chantal Mercier. Carruthers photo

The total amount raised is to be confirmed – $28,072.08; money raised – $6,466.00, Scotiabank Fund Match Program – $6,466.00 (to be confirmed) and food donations – $15,140.08. The Food Bank received two additional donations from Lanthier Financial Services ($5,000) and the Royal Canadian Legion Russell Branch 372 ($1,000).

Mayor of Russell Township Pierre Leroux commented at the Co-op that it is “always appreciated when everyone comes out and donates.”

Mercier mentioned their appreciation of all the assistance with volunteers, as well as the 417 Bus Line which provided the buses at the various locations; La Co-op agricole d’Embrun, Scotiabank, RBC, Desjardins, Mayor of Russell Township Pierre Leroux, MP Frances Drouin, MPP Grant Crack, and of course the Russell County Auxiliary OPP.