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McDougall Energy donates $10K to First Nation community food bank

The funds donated today will help Wikwemikong's food bank, located on Manitoulin Island, provide CHristmas hampers for families in the community
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From left to right: Joanna Pheasant, Sherry Peltier, Shelley Trudeau, Barbara Peltier, Ryan Stewart, Manitoulin Operations Manager for McDougall Energy, Martin Connell, Manitoulin Territory Sales Manager for McDougall Energy, and Joe Ominika.

MANITOULIN ISLAND – McDougall Energy Inc. (“McDougall Energy”) and Imperial’s Esso Community Program announced a $10,000 donation to the Wikwemikong Food Bank today.

The announcement took place at 2:00 p.m. at the Wikwemikong Prevention Services Centre with a ceremonial cheque presentation. Located on the eastern peninsula of Manitoulin Island, the Wikwemikong Unceded Territory is home to the largest Anishnaabek community on Manitoulin.

The Food Bank is part of the Prevention Services program and helps families in the community by providing supplementary food assistance in times of need. The funds donated today will support the local Christmas food hamper and gift card initiative in Wikwemikong and the Manitoulin Family Resources and Food Bank program in Mindemoya, with some funds kept in reserve to support the organization into 2020.

“We are so grateful for McDougall Energy supporting our community in this way”, commented Barbara Peltier, Prevention Services Manager for the Wikwemikong Unceded Territory. “It will make a big difference to families here who need a little extra help over the holidays."

The Wikwemikong Food Bank supports over 500 families each year during the holiday season.

Martin Connell, Territory Manager for McDougall Energy on Manitoulin Island commented “We spend so much time in the community that it’s great to be able to lend a hand – especially for the coming holiday season."

Representatives from McDougall Energy, the Wikwemikong Food Bank and the Wikwemikong Unceded Territory were on hand for the cheque presentation.


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