2nd Annual Purolator Tackle Hunger Red Bag Campaign October 22nd to support the Elliot Lake Emergency Food Bank Inc
On Saturday, October 22nd., Team Purolator and our Volunteer Team from Elliot Lake, collected the Red Bags that had been distributed the weekend before. The Teams collected a terrific amount of food products. Approximately 7,600 lbs., or over 3.8 tons of food products, with a value of approximately $18,240.00 Considering the financial stress that our residents are experiencing, this is an amazing effort of support for our food bank. We anticipate more red bags being dropped off, as there was a discrepancy in the time to put the bags out.
It was a bittersweet day. Unfortunately, the person who initiated this tremendous fundraiser, passed away in September. Mr. Bruce Panagapko, started this event by simply asking a Purolator Driver, if the Purolator Tackle Hunger Program ever donated to the Elliot Lake Emergency Food Bank. This simple question has started what we hope will become an annual event.
On behalf of the Board and our Clients, sincerest Thanks to our community for the kindness and generosity extended our organization. God Bless you.
Team Elliot Lake:
Anne Brant - Tom & Terri Turner
Leah Lampman - Len & Sandra Kutchaw
Kiera Kane - Bob Feltham
Ray Rochon - Julie Rosnau
Steve & Nancy Antunes - Doug & Cecile Signorson
Hannah Raby - Marcel Dube
Nathalie Lanthier - Brodie Kerans
Sandy Finamore - Ryan Daponte
Chloe Rainville - Jan Towns
Amelie Rainville - Will Guppy
Dan & Misty Marchisella - Arlene Bujold
Logan Marchisella - Taidyen Carter
Ryan Duhaime - Ted Desimone
Jenny-Lynn Pelland - Justin Kingsbury
Tammy White - Ruth McLaren
I want to acknowledge the terrific support from Purolator and the Team of Purolator Employees, their support for our community is deeply appreciated.
To Team Elliot Lake, heartfelt thanks, for supporting the food bank and putting the effort into making the Red Bag a success. It was a pleasure to work with all of you.
My apologies if I missed the names of any of our Volunteers.
Len Kutchaw. Board President.
Update on the Purolator Red Bag Campaign in Elliot Lake:
On Saturday, October 15th, Purolator Drivers and Volunteers delivered 1500 Red Bags to certain neighbourhoods in Elliot Lake.
How it Works:
On Saturday, October 22nd, place your filled Red Bags on your doorstep before 10 am. Purolator drivers and Volunteers will pick up the bags and deliver them directly to the food bank.
Thank you to the entire community for supporting our Elliot Lake Emergency Food Bank. We sincerely appreciate your generosity and support. ❤️
Len Kutchaw - President
Thank you to the parishioners of St. Bernadette who held a 2-week Thanksgiving Food drive! The drive brought in 2+ pickup loads of food and hygiene items, as well as monetary donations. The total received is valued at approximately $2175.00.
Huge THANK YOU to the Rotary Club and residents for the support and generosity that the Food Bank received at the All Candidates Meeting. We received $34.00 in cash and $400.00 worth of food product!
The Elliot Lake Emergency Food Bank extends sincerest thanks to the Fall Fest Committee for asking residents to support the Food Bank by dropping off food products while attending the Festival. We were blessed to receive approximately $372.00 worth of food products!
Thank you to BrokerLink for their generation donation! (value ~ $625)
Sending a huge THANK YOU to the 1 Washington Tenant Association for raising over $1,500 for the Food Bank at their Craft Sale & Lunch Special. You are so appreciated!
I want to acknowledge a great Volunteer Work Team, led by Liz Clark from TD Bank. Last night Liz and her Team, Heidi Jensen, Abby Pulvermacher, Brooke Talbot, Alison De Penotiere, packed 100 Hamper Boxes. They also ensured the shelves were restocked for the next day. These great Ladies did this work in 32 degrees of heat, in the building. They did this service after their regular work day. We are blessed in our Community to have this type of support for helping those less fortunate in our City. Sincerest Thanks from the Board of Elliot Lake Emergency Food Bank.
RAISING A GENERATION OF KINDNESS!
Six students and two teachers from Our Lady of Lourdes school braved the winter weather on Tuesday, February 24th, 2022 to volunteer with the Food Bank stacking shelves and packing hampers. Together they filled 85 hampers!!! A huge thank you to Emma, Stephanie, Dominic, Nick, Chase, Laura, Vince, & Nadia
Purolator Red bag program
On Saturday, December 11th, despite very inclement weather, The Purolator Team, supported by Local Volunteers, collected the Purolator Red Bags. The Team collected an amazing 6,000 pounds or 3 tonnes of food product. The cash value of this collection is approximately $12,000.00. As this was the first time that Purolator has hosted this in our community we are amazed at the generosity of our city. The event started because one of our resident’s, Bruce Panagapko, asked the Purolator driver, if they supported our local food bank. That simple ask resulted in a follow up in the Sudbury Office and then to the Head Office. The Food Bank was contacted and advised of the Red Bag program and how Purolator would like to conduct the program in Elliot Lake. The final step was an amazing response from our Community.
Ryan Duhaime – Operations Manager
Jenny-Lynn Pelland – Courier
Ross Clarke – Courier
Melissa Hodder – Courier
Jonathan Clarke – Volunteer
Brayden McInnis - Volunteer
Kiara McInnis - Volunteer
Aubrey Treling - Volunteer
Food Bank Volunteers:
Paula & Carter Kendall
Sandra & Len Kutchaw
Nadia & Nick Zanatta
When you realize that there were two fund raising events for the food bank, one week apart, the Food Bank received between cash and food product over $23.400.00 of support. This is a tremendous boost to our Food Bank. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I extend our sincerest Thank You and Gratitude to Bruce Panagapko, Purolator, the Fire Fighters and especially to the Residents of Elliot Lake.
We send our warmest wishes to All for a Happy and Healthy Christmas and New Year. Len Kutchaw President and the Board of Directors Elliot Lake Emergency Food Bank