The Fort Frances Legion ladies' Auxiliary 29 executive has decided to clean house, and local food banks are the ones to benefit.
Because the Legion is now closed, due to COVID-19, groceries bought for upcoming dinners, banquets and events were languishing in the fridge and freezer. Cases of eggs, trays of dainties, along roasts and perogies from the freezer have all been donated to Loaves and Fishes Soup kitchen.
They also decided to donate $1,000 to each of Fort Frances' food banks - the NWHU, Salvation Army and the Family Centre. The Executive felt this would be a period of need, with so many residents out of work.
“It was the right thing to do," said executive member Giselle Calder. "There's got to be a lot of people out there relying on the food banks. A lot of young families, not working, not getting paid. That's where it's going to hurt.”