The Campbell River chapter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club were proud to be able to present the Campbell River food bank with nearly $7,000 in cash and food donations this week.
“A challenge was put forth by the Eagles Grand Aerie to all the Eagles clubs of North America,” said Betty Gauvin, the Ladies Auxiliary President, “and our goal was to raise as much food and funds for our local food banks as possible.”
A committee was formed and the hard work and dedication of over 100 Eagles members led to several fundraisers, including home-made bake sales, jam sales and collecting food donations.
“People helping people is our motto,” said Gauvin, “and we couldn’t be more pleased with the phenomenal results for Campbell Riverites who need it most!”
The Storm Hockey team heard about the Eagle’s efforts and stepped up to help with food donations and contribute $200 towards their efforts as well. Debbie Willis, Campbell River Food Bank Manager said, “We were beyond excited to hear how things were going. They were hoping to raise $1,000 and they had me in tears when the grand total came in. This will go a long way to help our clients and we couldn’t be more grateful.”