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  • Writer's pictureLorna Hamilton

Vermilion & District Housing Foundation Eases Holiday Strain With Weekly Food Bank Contributions


Vermilion & District Housing food bank donation. Photo submitted

In a display of community solidarity, the Vermilion & District Housing Foundation is making a meaningful impact this holiday season by supporting the Vermilion Food Bank. Recognizing the community’s consistent generosity towards seniors, the Foundation aims to brighten the holiday season for those facing extra challenges during this festive time.

Throughout December, in partnership with the Vermilion Food Bank, Vermilion & District Housing Foundation has organized a donation drop-off initiative for December. The donations include staples such as milk and eggs, supplemented with extras like fruit and peanut butter.

Brittany Bratrud, Recreation and Marketing Director, shared insights into the collaborative effort. “We reached out to the Food Bank and asked for items that are needed by our community; what items would have the most impact. “ Bratrud noted. Food Services Manager, Stephanie Pawluk, was able to ensure that these items will be delivered weekly to the Food Bank.

The Foundation’s CAO, Carrie Kohlruss, emphasized their commitment to giving back, stating, “As a Foundation we feel that it is very important to give back to the community that so generously supports our seniors. We hope our contribution will help ease the struggle that so many families in Vermilion are facing this holiday season.”

This collaborative endeavor by Vermilion & District Housing Foundation exemplifies the holiday spirit of compassion and solidarity within the community.

Derek Collins, manager of the Vermilion Food Bank, expressed his appreciation for the donations, saying, “We appreciate donations at all times of the year. Donations help stock our shelves. Contributions like this also help as we do not have to purchase extra food to support our patrons. Sometimes, donations provide food that is not available at other times of the year.”

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