Two local groups have won the Warden’s Community Service Award.

This year’s winner in the business category was Madawaska Coffee Company. Craig Kelley, director of Development and Property said owners Neil and Sarah Wright grew their company from a small home-based idea to a full time roaster operation. Kelley praised the couple for providing locally roasted and ethical coffee for the area. He also praised the work they did with the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation, helping run a small coffee kiosk at the hospital. He said the company is always willing to support local charities and not-for-profits.

Killaloe Food Bank took the prize away in the non-profit category. Kelley said the food bank provides an essential service to those struggling with the cost of living. He praised the volunteers, calling them the backbone of the organization. Kelley also said that the bank plays an intergral role to providing food for families in need in Killaloe and surrounding area.

Brenda Grady of Whitewater Region won the award for an individual. She was praised for her volunteer work during this year’s floods.