Dean’s Valu-Mart donates food and other needed items to Island food bank

Management and some of the staff at Dean’s Valu-Mart in Gore Bay take a break from loading a truck full of food items being donated by the store to help support the Manitoulin Family Resources Food Bank this Christmas.

GORE BAY – Dean’s Valu-Mart store in Gore Bay has done its part to help support the Manitoulin Family Resources Food Bank this Christmas season!

Some of the staff and employees of the store could be seen packing an enormous amount of boxes, bags and much more food and other items for delivery to the MFR Christmas food baskets campaign earlier this month. 

“We have a couple of truckloads of items that we will be transporting to MFR,” stated Dean Moss, owner of Dean’s Valu-Mart on the morning of December 6.

Among those that were taking part in the packing of boxes for the food bank included store employees Damian Merrylees, Jean Pearson, Ayriell Nodecker, Bailey Yaschuk, Cash Barnes and Robin Hache.

This donation to the food bank is something Dean’s has been doing for many years.

As well, Dean’s is once again working in co-operation with kindergarten student class at Charles C. McLean Public School in Gore Bay to sell decorations to customers, with monies raised going to the food bank.

The students have again this December been making handmade decorations, which are then sold for $2 to customers of Dean’s. At the end of the campaign, all funds raised go to the MFR and the food bank Christmas food baskets.

Management and staff member at Dean’s Valu-Mart in Gore Bay take a break from loading a truck full of food items being donated by the store to help support the Manitoulin Family Resources Food Bank this Christmas.