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Children’s idea for food drive a massive success in Grand Falls-Windsor

GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, NL – The third annual Fill It Up With Food challenge is poised to help more families than ever.

“By the food we have here today, that will probably help us for a couple of months with feeding individuals,” said Michelle Daye of the Grand Falls-Windsor Bishop’s Falls Community Food Bank at town hall on March 29. “And that’s a big impact, especially this time of year when donations are down.”

The initiative, started by siblings Jack and Gabrielle Kelly-Brinston, came to a close on March 29.


Grand Falls-Windsor launches third annual Fill It Up With Food

“With Gabrielle and Jack doing this, it really brings awareness back out into the community,” said Daye. “As you can see by the donations, their initiative has really had a big impact.”

The food will be divvied up between the Salvation Army food bank and the Grand Falls-Windsor Bishop’s Fall Community Food Bank.

Maurice Blackler, a major at the Salvation Army Church, said he was pleased with the effort shown in the community.

“If we had a lot of food, we wouldn’t be doing this,” said Blackler. “So that will give you an example. This is going to be really helpful.”

Blackler said the Fill It Up With Food campaign makes a big impact.

“It just makes me happy,” said Jack Kelly-Brinston as he loaded food aboard a truck. “I like helping. This was like a project for me and my sister, but it was my sister’s idea to do it. She likes to help with me, and I’m just glad to be able to help other people.”

Those wanting to help others can still donate to their local food bank, and are encouraged to do so.

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