Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post

Civitan Club donates $9,000 to local food banks

By Patricia Lebouf

Posted on Thursday January 23, 2020

The Greater Petawawa Civitan Club made a donation totalling $9,000 to area food banks. The Petawawa Pantry, the St. Joseph’s Food Bank and the Deep River and Area Food Bank each received a $3,000 donation on Dec. 22. The money was collected from the popular bingo game held on Sunday evenings at the Petawawa Civic Centre. Funds raised from the game have allowed the Civitan Club to help multiple individuals and groups within the Ottawa Valley. The food banks are just the latest to receive this generosity. The cheques were presented in front of the crowd to show just how much their support is appreciated. (Above left to right) President of the Civitan Club John VanderBaar, Chair of the Deep River Food Bank Patrick Wilson, volunteer at the St. Joseph’s Food Bank Eileen Robson, Civitan Public Affairs Marie Arnold and Civitan Treasurer Chuck Arnold. Missing from photo is a representative from the Petawawa Pantry.