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Chipping in with 2014's first food drive

By: Arron Pickard - Sudbury Northern Life

 | Jan 06, 2014 - 2:31 PM |
Chris Sabourin, of Allmac Tree Service, feeds a discarded Christmas tree through a wood chipper. At least 25 trees were put through the wood chipper during the first official food drive of 2014. Photo by Arron Pickard.

Chris Sabourin, of Allmac Tree Service, feeds a discarded Christmas tree through a wood chipper. At least 25 trees were put through the wood chipper during the first official food drive of 2014. Photo by Arron Pickard.

At least 25 discarded Christmas trees have been recycled into mulch when Allmac Tree Service chipped in to help the Sudbury Food Bank.

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.
Arron Pickard

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