Community and Scotia Bank unite to help food bank

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinvillians and Scotia Bank have teamed up to help the Morinville Food Bank at a time when they can use some extra help.

Scotia Bank Morinville Manager Joanne St. Laurent presented Ken Skjersven with a cheque for $5,0000, matching dollars for the overwhelming amount of money taken to the branch this year to qualify for the matching funds.

“Scotia Bank’s Bright Futures Program matches donations up to a maximum of $5,000, St. Laurent said. “We collected $11,100 from the Morinville Community, and Scotia Bank put their $5,000 in. So we have $16,100 to the Morinville Food Bank for the 2016 [program] year.”

Ken Skjersven, who was on hand Wednesday for the cheque presentation, was pleased with the community’s continued generosity.

“I want to thank everyone that used Scotia Bank. It’s just a great big help to us,” Skjersven said. “We’re not too bad right now when you get donations like this here. We’ll be buying groceries and turkeys and all that kind of stuff for Christmas.”

The donation comes less than a month after the annual Fill-a-Bus for the Food Bank drive, which took place during Morinville’s Lite Up the Nite Festival.

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