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Food bank fundraiser generates 63% more this year

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Feb 19, 2014 - 3:51 PM |
OLG Slots at Sudbury Downs raised 63 per cent more food donations this year than last year as part of its annual Lett’uce Fill Your Fridge campaign in support of the Sudbury Food Bank.  Adam Brown (centre), fundraising and events co-ordinator for the food bank, accepts the donation from Garth Moote (left), slot operations manager, and Todd Hilton, general manager. Photo by Arron Pickard.

OLG Slots at Sudbury Downs raised 63 per cent more food donations this year than last year as part of its annual Lett’uce Fill Your Fridge campaign in support of the Sudbury Food Bank. Adam Brown (centre), fundraising and events co-ordinator for the food bank, accepts the donation from Garth Moote (left), slot operations manager, and Todd Hilton, general manager. Photo by Arron Pickard.

Lett’uce Fill Your Fridge promotion collects more than 1,000 food items

OLG Slots at Sudbury Downs bet on its customers to help fill the shelves of the Sudbury Food Bank, and that wager has paid dividends.

The second annual Lett’uce Fill Your Fridge promotion, held in partnership with Independent Grocers, collected more than 1,000 food items for the food bank — an increase of 63 per cent over last year’s campaign.

“The giving spirit of our patrons, employees and partners has been astounding,” said Todd Hilton, general manager, OLG Slots at Sudbury Downs. “I’m so proud of our community effort to support such an important local service.”

In addition to providing prizing for the promotion, three Independent Grocer stores donated food items and goods: Chartrand’s provided more than 70 food items, Dumas’ donated $200 in gift cards and Neil’s collected more than 50 items.

“The Sudbury Food Bank is a vital service in Sudbury and the generosity of the community is necessary to ensure that our cupboards are always stocked,” said Adam Brown, fundraising and events co-ordinator at Sudbury Food Bank. “This donation will help us continue to help those that need it most.”

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