Help stuff a bus with food and toys

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Some of the food donated during last year’s campaign.

Clarence Fields is back at it in Wallaceburg.

And that means he and a group of volunteers are looking to stuff a bus with non-perishable food items and toys.

Spokesman Nick Cadotte said on Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pita Pit in Wallaceburg, people are invited to drop off items.

“This gentleman loves Christmas,” Cadotte said of Fields. “It started two years ago, just raising food donations. The support from the community has been overwhelming. They ended up with a trailer full of food to help restock the shelves at Wallaceburg’s St. Vincent de Paul.”

Cadotte said support grows each year.

“It’s just a great community event that started with one guy’s vision. There are now a couple of families who donate cash. There are raffle prizes for people who donate; over $1,000 worth,” he said.

Cadotte, sales manager at CKXS, said the radio station is working to help fill the bus. It has specific $299 advertising packages for sale, and for each one sold, he said the station will purchase $100 in food to stuff into the bus.

The day of the bus stuffing, there will be Santa’s elves on hand to collect donations, hot chocolate will be available on site, and Santa is even stopping by around lunchtime.

Southside Fitness is also collecting food and toys right up until Dec. 14.

 

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