Sammie the Bear hangs out with Phyllis MacPherson

Sammie the Bear hangs out with Phyllis MacPherson

Community comes together to fill food bank

Cram the Cruiser raised 2,646 pounds of food and $5,336 for the Lake Country Food Bank.

Mounties are overwhelmed with the community support during the third annual RCMP Cram the Cruiser in Lake Country.

The event Saturday raised 2,646 pounds of food and $5,336 for the Lake Country Food Bank.

“Our largest donation this year came from Keith and Loretta Stutters, of Stutters Disaster Kleenup, who donated $2,000 to the Lake Country Food Bank,” said Const. Jesse O’Donaghey, event organizer.

“Also Todd Ryder, the manager of Cooper’s Foods in Lake Country, generously donated hundreds of the pre-packaged bags of food items for the food bank, including the $5 raised for each of them.”

The winner of the grand prize donated by WestJet was Bretta Lawton of Lake Country.

Phyllis MacPherson, the manager of the Lake Country Food Bank, took time to visit all of the volunteers at the event.

“I fell in love with this community more than 30 years ago. It is the amazing people of this community who cause me to continue loving it,” she said.