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Car club collects food, cash

Lions Club Food Bank manager Bev Elder (second from left) accepts 350 pounds of donated food and $300 from Gerry Desaulniers, Murray Prosbie and Todd Green of the Torque Masters Car Club Association. - Submitted photo
Lions Club Food Bank manager Bev Elder (second from left) accepts 350 pounds of donated food and $300 from Gerry Desaulniers, Murray Prosbie and Todd Green of the Torque Masters Car Club Association.
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SIDNEY — Despite the cold and rain, generous donors gave from the heart to a first-time effort to raise food and money for the Sidney Lions Club Food Bank.

On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Torque Masters Car Club Association — with members throughout Greater Victoria — held their first of what they hope will be annual food drives in front of three Sidney grocery stores.

“The Torque Masters would like to thank the public for donating at this time of year,” said club member Gerry Desaulniers afterwards. “The Torque Masters would also like to thank Fairway Market manager Morgan Balwin, Safeway assistant manager Al Ashcroft and Robyn DoSouto, manager of Thrifty Foods.”

The club members brought some classic cars and trucks with them to have in front of the stores, to help promote their effort.

In all, they collected 350 pounds of food and $300 in cash from donors who dropped by. Desaulniers said Bev Elder, manager of the Sidney Lions Food Bank, told him the value of the donated food is around $700.

The food and cash were dropped off at the food bank on Dec. 1 and will be used to help keep families in need with essential staples.

 

 

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