Lacombe Rotary helps Food Bank

The Lacombe Rotary Club made a sizable contribution to the Lacombe Food Bank building expansion.

The Lacombe Rotary Club made a sizable contribution to the Lacombe Food Bank building expansion.

The food bank is undertaking a $187,000 expansion and the local rotary club has stepped in with a $15,000 donation.

Currently the food bank is renovating its space at the old Nazarene church, 5225 53rd St. in Lacombe. The project will see a 75-per-cent increase in the size of the building, with 1,200 square feet added to the downstairs food bank area and another 1,200 square feet to the second floor clothing centre. Prior to the renovations each floor had an area of 1,600 square feet.

Reo Ganson, food bank board chair, said they have raised $65,000 for the project, which includes the $15,000 donation from the Rotary Club, but are funding the rest of the project on their own dime.

The $15,000 the Rotary Club was able to donate came from the proceeds of last year’s lobster dinner.

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