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westport food bank needs your donation

The Westport Food Bank continues to work hard to provide support to those in need.  Early in the pandemic, the volunteers recognized that many of them were in the vulnerable category for the virus and they shifted gears – or in good COVID-19 slang – they pivoted.
Given the challenges of accepting and distributing food donations, the Food Bank has partnered with Kudrinko’s to provide clients with a set amount they can spend per month in the store. Kudrinko’s is discounting those purchases and the Food Bank is using cash donations received from the public to pay the balance. Every $20 donation received by the Food Bank helps to provide $25 worth of groceries to a family that needs help in these tough times.
The Westport Food Bank is encouraging donors to give money instead of food until the pandemic is over.  
There are three ways to support the food bank.  
1.  You can e-transfer using this email address:  norman@rideau.net
2.  Cheques can be sent to P.O. Box 503, Westport
3.  Build A Mountain of Food will be Saturday afternoon Nov. 28 at Kudrinko’s –  bring your chequebook or cash. 
The number of clients has increased over the past 9 months, so please consider giving generously.
Volunteers and public service minded businesses are the bedrock of our Village.  Thank you Kudrinko’s for partnering with the hard working Westport Food Bank volunteers.  You are quite a team!

“I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends”…

This song was written by Lennon and McCartney in 1967 however  when Joe Cocker sang it at Woodstock in 1969, it became an anthem that represents the importance of reaching out to support those in need.  At some point in everyone’s life, we all need a little help.  And that is the essence of the Westport Food Bank.  They reach out and offer support when people are in need.

The Westport Food Bank has closed its physical location at the United Church during COVID-19, however they are still taking care of people.   If you are in need of food, the Food Bank will arrange for you to supplement your food supply by shopping once a month at Kudrinko’s in Westport to an amount based on the size of your family. If you live in the Westport – Newboro area, please call Norm Lapointe at 613 273 5289, or email Shirley (Tooty) Dickey at tooty16@gmail.com  with your contact information.  That is the first step.  The Food Bank will then make the necessary arrangements with Kudrinko’s to enable you to shop for what you need. That is the second step.

Thanks to Neil and Martha and everyone at Kudrinko’s for their help with this temporary method of continuing to support those in need.  Of course, this wouldn’t be possible without the generous donations people make to the Westport Food Bank.

“What would you think if I sang out of tune?

Would you stand up and walk out on me?

Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song.

And I’ll try not to sing out of key

Oh I get by with a little help from my friends

Mm I get high with a little help from my friends

Mm gonna try with a little help from my friends”