The Madawaska Valley Food Bank is expressing gratitude for all the support it has received from the community. 

With all the challenges of 2020 including an increased need in the past year, the community has stepped up in order to ensure no one goes hungry.

“While we have seen an increased need in the past year, the great community support has meant that we have been able to meet that need,” Acting President, Paul Thompson said. “We just want to say ‘Thank You’ to all the individuals, businesses and organizations who have responded so generously.”

Last month’s Christmas food bank session is just one example of the increased need. 

According to the food bank, it had more people line up for food than at any other time in its history. 

MVFB says thanks to the community’s support, they not only met the need but they were also able to give clients a choice of a Christmas turkey or ham.

In the past year, despite the pandemic, the food bank has been able to increase the amount of meat, produce, and dairy that clients receive. 

It will continue this for the foreseeable future, while sticking with their policy to buy local.