Colleen Power and Joanna Ledoux
The Lord’s Bounty Food Bank held an official opening at their latest location on the lower level of the former St. Mary’s Church on Hiawatha Avenue. Board members Colleen Power and Joanna Ledoux spoke about the Food Bank with Ledoux reviewing its history since its start in 1991 with Carol and Dennis Hydamaka. She said it was their large hearts that started this operation in their basement, they saw that people were going hungry and they just jumped right in to help. She noted throughout the years they have seen many changes as the idea of feeding hungry people grew and grew. She stated look around you Hydamakas because what you started in your basement led to a church basement, to renting the bottom floor of a house to now owning the bottom floor of this building.
Power praised those who have supported the Food Bank over the years noting it’s one of the only Food Banks in Canada that runs completely on volunteerism. The Rotary Club presented the Food Bank with a cheque for 16, 180 dollars towards their new building with 15 thousand coming from the club and the remainder from individual members.