October 5 - Media Release - Another successful year for "A Can to Lend a Hand"

October 5, 2018 

Congratulations to the Patriotes of l’École Secondaire Catholique Franco-Cité for another successful food drive. The students managed to collect 19,000 pounds of food for the West Nipissing Food Bank during this years “A can to lend a hand”. 

Since 2001, this initiative has helped many local families in need, during the time of Thanksgiving. On Wednesday, October 3rd, despite the downpour, the students continued their annual tradition and went door-to-door throughout West Nipissing to collect food and donations. On Thursday afternoon, the Patriotes formed their human chain, handing food hand in hand to fill up a large trailer. This was followed by the students showcasing their school pride as they paraded through the streets wearing their school colours and followed the trucks and a full trailer of food on the way to the West Nipissing Food Bank.

Congratulations and a big thank you to Franco-Cité for this great community initiative. A warm thank you is also extended to all our generous residents who donated to help our local families in need. 

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