Halloween food drive raises over 5300lbs of food

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The annual Halloween Food Drive, hosted by ACC Students’ Association and partners,  brought in 5300 pounds of food for the Samaritan House this year. A great success! Thank you to everyone who supported the event, volunteered, and everyone who donated! A special thanks to Dr. Robert Ward and Smiles Specialty Centre for his donation of 2100 lbs of food to help us bring our weight of food over the 5000 lbs donated to the Samaritan House last year.

Dr. Robert Ward

A&W Rootbeer Holdings not only covered 3 routes, with 19 volunteers, but also sponsored 4000 rootbeers which were given to people who donated food on the evening of the Halloween Food Drive.  Progressive Sanitation provided 11 vans/trucks that evening to transport the food donations to the Samaritan House, who kept their doors open late into the evening for the food donations to be dropped off.   Heritage Co-op provided hot chocolate and coffee for volunteers on the evening of the event

Halloween Food Drive Partners:

ACC Students’ Association
ACC Cougars
Progressive Sanitation
A&W Rootbeer Holdings
Smiles Specialty Centre
Heritage Co-op
Samaritan House
Riverbank Discovery Centre
Real Westman
Star FM
Westman Journal
Brandon Sun
BU Bobcats
Leech Printing
& more!!