The Highway 43 Car Club has been collecting money all year to support local food banks, and last Sunday Club members joined Club President, Rod Rafter, in presenting four food banks with $500 each, as a result of their efforts. The House of Lazarus, Salvation Army, Community Food Share, and Kanata Food Cupboard were the beneficiaries at the presentation, which took place at the North Grenville Fire Hall.
And it isn’t just cash that the Club collects. At the GM Show, they collected 1,000 lbs of food, which went to the Kanata Food Cupboard, and another 1,200 pounds of food at their Kemptville Father’s Day Show. The Salvation Army food bank in Kemptville were the happy recipients of that collection.
The Highway 43 Car Club just celebrated their tenth anniversary, and brings together car owners and enthusiasts from all along the County Road 43 corridor for regular Kemptville Cruise Nights at the Food Basics parking lot, and special events around eastern Ontario. The Club has a dedication to actively support charities and organizations, and since 2008, has supported groups such as the Children’s Wish Foundation (Ottawa Chapter), the Kemptville Youth Centre, the Winchester Dairyfest Committee, and the Merrickville Youth Group, as well as the four food banks.
Mayor Nancy Peckford and Councillor Craig McCormick were on hand to watch the funds being presented to representatives of the four food banks.