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Race Against Hunger during Fall Fair bolsters local food bank

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John MacDonald, family services director for the Salvation Army, was pleased to report earlier this morning that the “Race Against Hunger” campaign – supported by EnCana and the World Professional Chuckwagon Association, and ongoing throughout the fair – raised 5,115 pounds of food  and $5,002.29 in cash.

“This is twice as much for sure as what I expected,” said MacDonald, “so I’m really pleased with the city of Dawson Creek, the World Professional Chuckwagon Association and EnCana for making this such a successful event.”

He added he is overjoyed with the variety of food donations – everything from soup to cereal, to peanut butter and pasta and much more. He said one visiting philanthropist contributed $1,000 worth of powdered milk.

“This is a needed protein source, and it doesn’t go bad,” he said.

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The freezer at the food bank will be full of fresh meat for some time as the Salvation Army also received a gift of two cows and a buffalo.

“I got a buffalo yesterday!” said MacDonald. “I don’t think anybody else donated cows and buffalos to a food bank! I’m pretty proud about it – it will definitely put us into the Christmas season with very little problem.”

The generosity of residents and visitors alike will be amplified by EnCana, which has agreed to double all food donations and match all cash donations up to a maximum of $10,000. 

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