5,000-pound boost for food bank

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By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario – A final push to the Agape Centre's Christmas food drive resulted in a huge haul just in time for the holidays.

Annual Tim Hortons food drive: Timmies and TC Media teamed up with the Agape Centre to fill the food bank's shelves for Christmas.

TC Media joined Tim Hortons in their yearly effort to help replenish local food banks.

The Agape Centre was thrilled to receive 5,000 pounds of donations from the annual Tim Hortons food drive.

A large skid of non-perishable food items was also donated on behalf of local Tim Hortons restaurant owners and team members.

"We've been doing the food drive for upwards of five years. Being in the restaurant industry makes it a good fit and gives the Agape Centre great exposure," said Darryn McPhail, Tim Hortons franchisee.

Brown paper bags inserted into local issues of Seaway News in November were filled with non-perishable food items.

The bags were dropped into the food drive bins located inside participating Tim Hortons restaurants in Cornwall.   

"It's a huge help for us. We get excited when we know it's coming," said Lori Greer, Agape operations manager.

December is a busy time for the food bank as they prepare for their annual Christmas basket drive at the Cornwall Armoury. 

Alyssa Blais, Agape executive director, said the food bank is in need of 200 peanut butter jars for the event which will support 1,300 families.

To find out more, visit www.agapecentre.ca.

Organizations: Tim Hortons, Agape Centre, Seaway News

Geographic location: Cornwall

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