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A P.E.I. FIRST: Pilot duo food aid fundraiser

A company in Toronto recently made a big donation to the Community Food Sharing Association to help the organization get back on its feet following the recent state of emergency in the St. John's metro area. 123RF STOCK PHOTO
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Montague Food Bank, Canadian Foodgrains Bank team up; dinner at Kings Playhouse tonight sold out

The Montague Food Bank, a local food aid supplier, is joining forces with Canadian Foodgrains Bank (www.foodgrainsbank.ca) to raise funds to help feed the hungry in Kings County P.E.I. and in over 35 developing countries.

A gala seven course Valentines meal, with all products and preparation labour donated, paired with entertainment titled “A Very Romantic Black-Tie Affair” will be the first-ever combined fundraiser of these local and international hunger-focused organizations here in P.E.I. The sold out dinner is Friday, Feb. 14, 6:15 p.m. at Kings Playhouse in Three Rivers, P.E.I.

This partnership between the two hunger-focused organizations is a pilot project for P.E.I.

Canadian Foodgrains Bank traditionally raises funds in rural Canada and seeks to engage more urban Canadians on the issue of global hunger. In contrast, the Montague Food Bank works closely with urban communities in P.E.I. By working together, the organizations are hoping to reach more communities than ever before.

“Joining forces is an opportunity that just makes sense,” says Montague Food Bank manager Frank Dourte.

“We’re pleased to collaborate with the Montague Food Bank. We can do more for hunger needs at home and abroad by working together,” says Jim Cornelius, executive director of Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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