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Huntingdon’s generosity boosts food drive

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Huntingdon municipal councillors and staff led teams of volunteers including firefighters, paramedics, and residents as they canvassed door-to-door on December 2. They were collecting non-perishable food donations as part of the town’s annual food drive and fundraiser for the La Bouffe Additionnelle food pantry. It is estimated over $2,200 in non-perishable food items were collected, as well as over $970 in cash donations from Huntingdon residents. “I am impressed by the incredible generosity this year,” said Mayor André Brunette. “This will help many families in these hard times,” he added. Paraxion, which provides pre-hospital emergency services in Huntingdon and the surrounding area, doubled the total amount of cash and food donations. A similar food drive took place on December 9 in Sainte-Barbe. Many municipal town halls are also serving as collection points for donations across the Haut-Saint-Laurent, where cash or food donations will be accepted until December 15. (SR)

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