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Weight down – but spirits still up for annual Food Bank food drive

by Morinville News Staff

Bad weather and a decline in school participation contributed to a less than record year for the annual Fill-a-Bus event Thursday and Friday. After a day-one total of 1874 pounds was collected for the Morinville Food Bank Society Thursday afternoon, a foot of snow and plummeting temperatures kept many people at home instead of helping the cause on Friday. Friday’s stops at No Frills and Sobeys Morinville generated another 1672 pounds, bringing the two-day total to 3546 pounds, an amount less than half of 2013’s total of 7,255 pounds of food and household items… […]