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Foodbank and Children's Book Drive a Huge Success
by Mr. Barry Ogden - Sunday, December 7, 2008
The 24th annual foodbank and children's book drive was the most successful we have ever had. 140 boxes were carried and unpacked and sent to the Community Food Basket on Charlotte Street. "We made a difference".
Our community has the largest number of old stock housing and the highest number of people living in poverty in the province and one of the highest in Canada. Twenty four years ago there were only a few foodbanks in the Fundy Region [Sussex to Saint Stephen 200,000 people]. There are now 13 foodbanks plus Romero House.
Thank You. "The meaning of Life is to give Life meaning".