$25,000 donation to Sioux Lookout Out of the Cold Shelter aims to bolster food security
Tim Brody - Editor
Sioux Lookout Giant Tiger associates presented a $25,000 donation to Sioux Lookout’s Out of the Cold Shelter to help bolster food security in the community.
The donation comes through a partnership among Second Harvest, The Sprott Foundation, and The North West Company, which owns and operates Giant Tiger stores.
The Out of the Cold Shelter will be able to use the funds to purchase items from Giant Tiger for the community food bank, to feed clients at the shelter, and to purchase items to support shelter clients.
“One thing that we never have enough of the in the wintertime are mittens, so we can use it for that as well,” explained Out of the Cold Shelter Executive Director Susan Barclay.
“It’s all about helping out the community,” stated Giant Tiger Sioux Lookout Store Manager Tammy Johnson, who explained that with food costs being higher in the North and with layoffs coming as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the donation will help increase access to fresh, healthy food.
“We’re overwhelmed. I couldn’t’ believe it - $25,000 will go a long way to providing food security and other things that we need to assist our folks here in town. It’s an extremely generous offer from them,” Barclay concluded.