Leadership Thunder Bay Annual Christmas Dinner Drive #LSN_News
THUNDER BAY, ON --- December 16, 2016 (LSN) Leadership Thunder Bay Board members today arrived at the Regional Food Distribution Association with all the fixings that will help at least 50 needy families to prepare a great Christmas dinner, surpassing last year’s total by more than 18 meals.
Leadership Thunder Bay President Matthew Villella explained how the organization became involved.
“An important part of Leadership Thunder Bay’s curriculum is to learn about our city, its challenges and those who face them. Each year, the message is heard loud and clear from local food banks and shelters, through the media and from community partners, that there is an increasing need year after year for food donations within our community”, he said.
Last year the Leadership Thunder Bay “family” donated 32 turkeys and side dishes to the RFDA to be distributed within Thunder Bay and the region.
A flurry of donations allowed Leadership Thunder Bay volunteers to go shopping for turkeys, cranberries, stuffing, gravy and sugar cookie mix. The Regional Food Distribution Association will ensure that the goodies get into the right hands.
Villella and Past-President Kelly Fettes said that the drive would not have achieved the success it has without the support of Shawn Capnerhurst, owner of No Frills on Dawson Road.
Said Fettes, “At Leadership Thunder Bay, our goal is to build our great community and its leaders. A caring community is a stronger community”.