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Pettapiece highlights the annual Perth County OPP food drive

December 14, 2017

On Tuesday, December 12th, Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece made the following statement in the Ontario legislature:

Speaker, in the spirit of the season, I am happy to share a story of generosity and goodwill from Perth–Wellington. Christmas is just a few days away, and local food banks are especially in need of support.

As reported in the Stratford Beacon Herald, the Perth county OPP have been helping to meet this need through their annual food drive. In Mitchell, the OPP easily filled two cruisers with donations, received on a single Saturday afternoon. Similar events have also been held in Listowel and St. Marys. The goods will be donated to the local Salvation Army to help families in need. They will continue accepting donations right up to December 23rd, and through their kettle campaign as well.

Christmas is a time when many of us get together with family and prepare for the new year, but for many families, this time of year is a real hardship. They can’t afford even the simple things we take for granted: a hot meal or presents under the tree.

I am so heartened to see people pulling together and giving to help the less fortunate. The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Perth–Wellington. Let’s give generously.