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Saugeen Shares

Event organizer Dan Weigand (back) was joined by, from left, Ashlyn Holroyd, Abby Franklin, Tom Franklin, Martha Bennett, Carol Klemens, Donna Thomas, and Carol Ann D’Andrea (front) in the SDSS Cafetorium following their inaugural Saugeen Shares Food Drive December 7.

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Student and teacher volunteers, along with members of the Chantry Island Cham-bettes, sat amongst boxes and boxes of donated food and hygiene products collected at the first ever Saugeen Shares Food Drive run by the Saugeen District Senior School (SDSS) December 7.

Organizer Dan Weigand declared the event a resounding success with 110 volunteer drivers scouring all areas in Saugeen Shores looking for donations for the local Salvation Army Food Bank. Another 70 or so volunteers were stationed at SDSS to accept drop-off donations and sort the multitudes of perishable food and hygeine streaming in.

Weigand explained the divide and conquer method that was used to hit almost every household in Saugeen Shores in a matter of hours. The community was split into 28 regions and assigned to different collectors. Residents who left labeled bags outside made pickup much more efficient, noted Weigand.

“Some areas were missed, but other volunteers went back out to cover, staying much longer than intended,” praised Weigand.

The Chantry Island Cham-bettes kept volunteers fuelled with a hot lunch served at the school.

Local organizations that supported the food drive included Chantry Island Cham-bettes, The Salvation Army, the Power Worker’s Union, Rowland’s Independent, Giant Tiger, and Walmart.