Castlegar Food Bank in for a good day

Community Harvest Food Bank received early morning donation of over $1000; we'll have another update on a local fundraiser this afternoon.

Mike Defosse

The Community Harvest Food Bank in Castlegar is in for a good day, with two donations expected to come in local fundraising efforts.

The first took place earlier this morning at the Castlegar Station Museum. Mike Defosse, treasurer of the West Kootenay Toy Run Association presented Deb McIntosh with two cheques from the group of motorcycle enthusiasts.

One cheque, for $520, was raised at the annual Father’s Day Poker Run and the second, for $500, came from general revenue.

McIntosh said part of the donations will be put toward providing local chidren with back to school supplies.

A second donation from another food bank fundraising effort is set to be announced later this afternoon.

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