Legacy Co-Op’s Good Buy to Hunger Program a success

Legacy Co-Op’s Good Buy to Hunger program was a success, raising 32-thousand 710 dollars towards food security in local communities.

General Manager of Legacy Co-Op Bruce Thurston was proud to see that much money get raised this year.

“We have terrific communities, terrific people…and just being able to gather that kind of money and donate it to food security in Yorkton, Churchbridge and Kamsack is absolutely wonderful.” Thurston said.

The funds raised were distributed to The Soup Haven, The Salvation Army, SIGN in Kamsack, Bruno’s Place, Shelwin House and the Churchbridge Public School snack program.

“We are going to be working with families that come to our family resource centre to ensure they have some food available to them, but also teaching them some cheap meals and recipes that they can make with their kids to learn about cooking and nutrition and really looking forward to getting this out into the community.” said Andrew Sedley, Executive Director of the Society for the Involvement of Good Neighbours branch in Kamsack.

“I think it just really keeps us going, we couldn’t do it without our community,” stated Angela Chernoff, Co-ordinator at Bruno’s Place in Yorkton. “It just speaks to the benevolence and compassion in our community, and that’s what we need to keep doing what we’re doing at the shelter. Without the community support I just don’t think we could keep going.”

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