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Thursday November 13th, 2014

Posted at 10:00am

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The Woodslee Community Center has launched their ‘Woodslee Cares’ Food Drive Initiative.  Partnering with the United Way and other community groups, all items collected going directly to the Essex Area food banks.

“Bringing the community together to give back to those in need is exactly what Woodslee is all about,” says program manager Patrik O’Brien. “This is our chance to help those in our local communities during the holiday season and show how our small rural community cares. We have a goal of collecting one thousand items.”

The Woodslee Cares initiative is a community effort that began to help fight hunger in the local area. The idea behind the event is to show that the community can work together to create a strong initiative. Woodslee groups that are contributing to the food drive include but are not limited to the Woodslee Community Center, St. John the Evangelist School, St. John the Evangelist Parish and Youth Group, the Woodslee United Church, the Church of the Living Word, Woodslee branch Libro Credit Union, and the Woodslee Mini Mart.

“The efforts of Woodslee are to raise awareness while supporting our local food banks,” says O’Brien. “We want to give back to the community. Realizing the number of people in the area that use food banks really opens your eyes and hits home.”

Donations can be made at any of the involved locations.  The food drive runs until December 12th.

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