Last Tuesday, Mayor Peckford and Salvation Army Food Bank Coordinator Estiban presented NG resident Manon Kuilder with a certificate of thanks. This was to mark Ms. Kuilder’s creative community initiative whereby she challenged 50 local residents to support a local coffee shop on a single day. If the challenge was met, she volunteered to donate $100 to the local food bank. By the end of the day, so many residents had taken up the challenge and offered to match her donation that ultimately, and by Monday approximately $1500 was raised and Bubba and Bugs coffee shop had a very busy day.
It is the commitment, generosity and creativity of local residents like Manon that is sustaining many local businesses, as well as supporting vulnerable residents who need to rely on community services in North Grenville.