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Lacombe businesses join forces for massive foodbank donation


There was plenty of community spirit down at the Lacombe Food Bank this week as several donated carts of groceries rolled to the facility.

Cash donations from three local auto dealerships were used to purchase food at Lionel’s No Frills, and then the donated food was delivered to the food bank on Giving Tuesday.

It’s become something of a seasonal community tradition.

“This is a project of Gary Moe Chrysler, Weidner Motors Ltd., Empire Auto Sales, and Lionel’s No Frills all here in Lacombe,” said Dean Moe, dealer principal at Gary Moe Chrysler.

“We all work together on this. Lionel organizers all of the groceries, and we put them in these carts and try to cause as much commotion as possible in walking here,” he added with a chuckle.

There was also a truckload of food that was delivered as well.

Moe said each company also brings along several staff members to help deliver and unload the donated food.

“It’s all about helping the community,” he said, adding last year about $7,500 worth of food was purchased at Lionel’s No Frills through the donated money.


Mark Weber

About the Author: Mark Weber

I've been a part of the Black Press Media family for about a dozen years now, with stints at the Red Deer Express, the Stettler Independent, and now the Lacombe Express.
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