More than two dozen trees were dropped off on Jan. 4 at Vrab's Your Independent Grocer and put through a wood chipper. In exchange for the free service, anyone bringing their tree donated either cash or food to the food bank.
“Allmac has the honour of hosting our first food drive of 2014,” said food bank president Dan Xilon. “Allmac contacted us with the idea. This is the first time for this type of food drive, and it's an interesting concept.”
Instead of just putting the trees at curbside, they are going to a much better cause this way, he said.