St. Joseph’s Food Bank Pembroke, Ontario… Cheryl Gallant, MP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, on behalf of the Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke Federal Electoral Riding District Association, was pleased recently to present cash and donations made by party members at a recent association event to the foodbank. St Joseph’s Food Bank operates out of Holy Name Annex 295 First Avenue North and Trafalgar Road in Pembroke.

“It was my pleasure to present items donated by local Conservatives for the food bank,” stated Cheryl Gallant, MP. “We recognize that summer can be a challenging time with individuals and families away on vacation or other summer activities. This year we specifically asked members to bring an item to our event. I am very pleased with the response.”

St. Joseph’s is a Non-denominational food bank serving Pembroke and Petawawa and the immediate area.  Founded in 1986, it is open every Monday from 10 am to 1 pm.  Closed holidays, deferred to Tuesdays.  The food bank is run entirely by volunteers from area churches who take turns delivering the food bank services on Mondays.

“At this time, I would like to take this opportunity to remind constituents to remember the less fortunate in our community. If you are able, pick up a few items for distribution. One of the things that make the Ottawa valley a special place to live is the generosity of our citizens.  I know that whatever you are able to contribute is appreciated,” concluded Cheryl Gallant, MP.

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