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Picton Food Bank gets hand up from 100 People Who Care PEC

Volunteers from the United Church Food Bank were presented with a donation of $9,100 from the 100 People Who Care Prince Edward. This was the second time the Food Bank has been selected since the group formed in October 2017. From left, are: Charlie Emlaw, Ron Howes, Seona Halsey, David Fox, Larry Richardson, Sandy Bowser, Jo-anne Rose,  Trudy Greer, and Lauri Walker.

100 People Who Care PEC gave a hand up to those who need to use the services of the Picton United Church Food Bank.

The charity received a $9,100 donation after being selected as the recipient of the group’s no-fuss funding program. This is the second windfall for the food bank as it was also selected for support in 2018.

At this point, 100 People Who Care PEC has given more than $171,000 to local charities since it began meeting in person and electronically in October 2017.

Four times a year, each member of 100 People Who Care PEC contributes a $100 cheque and, if they wish, the name of a worthy charity. Three candidate charity names are drawn from a hat. The people who put forth the names drawn may speak briefly to the work of their charity of choice. From there, a vote names the winner of the quarterly funding – which increases as membership grows.

Five charities were nominated for the 16th donation – including the PEC Arts Council, 99.3 County FM, The HUB and Community Living PEC.

The Picton United Church Food Bank began in 1984 and continues to be run by volunteers. Cash donations buy fresh fruit and vegetables, milk, eggs and meat, along with canned and dry goods in bulk at good prices. The Food Bank is downstairs in the Picton United Church, at 12 Chapel St., and is open to existing and new members on Fridays from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Other recipients have included the ROC, PEC Library, Hospice, the 851 Prince Edward Air Cadets, County Kids Read, Heal with Horses, the Wellington Auxiliary Rescue, Reaching for Rainbows, Glenwood Cemetery and the Prince Edward Learning Centre.

People interested in joining 100 People Who Care, and all interested charities, should submit their information to 100peoplewhocarepec@gmail.com

 

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