CO-OP and its annual "Stuff-a-Bus" fundraiser saw plenty of success for the Airdrie Food Bank this past Saturday (November 18).

While how much money was fundraised is still unknown, 1890 pounds of food is the final number of how much was donated from the Saturday event.

Lori McRitchie, the Executive Director of the Airdrie Food Bank talked about this specific fundraiser.

"Airdrie transit provided a bus on site. We had volunteers there and we collected donations of food and funds from the customers of CO-OP."

CO-OP put together $10 bags of the food bank's most needed items where if customers chose, they could just purchase a bag and donate it.

AirdriePhoto of the bags shoppers were able to purchase.

"It's heartwarming to see our community in action, as they're working to help people who might be struggling."

McRitchie stated how Airdronians can help other Airdronians is truly something special that you don't always see in other communities.

"Thank you to each one of you, who supports us in any way, whether it's with your time, your talents or your resources, please know it makes a difference."

Two weeks ago, it was announced the Airdrie Food Bank would be receiving some additional help from the provincial government. The food bank will be receiving $60,000 to help purchase their most needed items with the holiday season around the corner.

The Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign that happened last week was also in support of the Airdrie Food Bank.

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