Pointe-Claire Oldtimers collect food for the love of the community

Pointe-Claire Oldtimers collect food for the love of the community

The Pointe-Claire Oldtimers held a COVID-19-friendly food drive on Saturday.

People were able to drive into the Bob Birnie Arena parking lot, pop their truck and drop off non-perishable food items for donation.

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The Oldtimers hold a food drive amongst themselves every year. This year marks their 10th food drive.

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However, as a result of hockey being on hold and the team not being able to gather, they decided to open the drive up to the public.

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“We’ve had a very good run so far,” said Marc Beaulieu, the Pointe-Claire Oldtimers’ president. “First customer was here at 8:30 a.m., dropping off some food.

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“So far, we’ve doubled, if not tripled what we usually do every year.”

All of the food is donated to local food banks for Christmas baskets or to help refill their shelves.

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