“We will be out in full force this Saturday at No Frills, Metro, Giant Tiger and Shoppers Drug Mart,” says Brent Karel, owner, Limestone Limousine Service, “COVID-19 may have stopped us from being able to pack the limousines themselves,” says Karel, “but we were determined to keep this food drive going in spite of the challenges. It’s been a tough year for a lot of people and this food is needed.”
Instead of filling vehicles, staff and volunteers will put donated food in boxes in order to minimize handling. However limousines will still be on display. “People love to see the limos,” says Karel, “They really get everyone into the spirit of celebration this time of year.” Karel is especially grateful to Hart ‘n Hart for helping, once again, with signage for the event.
Volunteers from Morningstar and Salvation Army will be on-site to distribute flyers of recommended food items. “We are so grateful to Brent and Limestone Limousine for finding a way to make the food drive work,” says Kevin Alkenbrack, Executive Director, Morningstar, “We have had above average demand for our food boxes in the past few months and our pantry supplies are dwindling.”
“This food drive is very timely,” says Abigail Mills, Director, Salvation Army Napanee. “Like Morningstar, we have seen demand for food increase as a result of the economic challenges resulting from the pandemic.”
All food donations will be split between Morningstar Relief Mission and Salvation Army Napanee.
Event organizers are especially grateful to Mayor Marg Isbester, the Town of Greater Napanee, and MYFM 88.7 for their efforts in promoting this food drive.