Jason Farrugia of Island Savings Credit Union mans the barbecue at the Fill The Truck event. (Photo submitted)

Jason Farrugia of Island Savings Credit Union mans the barbecue at the Fill The Truck event. (Photo submitted)

Hefty totals raised in food and cash donations for the Harvest House

Food bank benefits greatly from community support at Fill The Truck event

It was another great team effort by 49th Parallel Grocery Chemainus, Island Savings Credit Union and the community at Saturday’s Fill The Truck event to benefit the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank.

Paul McGregor, manager of the Chemainus 49th store, noted 1,100 pounds of food and $1,838.95 in cash donations were received to give to the Harvest House.

Those are hefty totals and will help ensure the food bank remains well stocked for a while.

There was also a hot dog sale at the site in front of the 49th Parallel, with Island Savings’ Chemainus branch manager Jason Farrugia manning the barbecue.

But nothing happens without a supportive community and Chemainus came through for a worthy cause like it always does.

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Barb Swanson is the money lady for accepting donations to the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank at Saturday’s Fill The Truck event. (Photo submitted)

Barb Swanson is the money lady for accepting donations to the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank at Saturday’s Fill The Truck event. (Photo submitted)

Chemainus 49th Parallel Grocery store manager Paul McGregor and wife Tina of Island Savings Credit Union always do their part for the Fill the Truck event. (Photo submitted)

Chemainus 49th Parallel Grocery store manager Paul McGregor and wife Tina of Island Savings Credit Union always do their part for the Fill the Truck event. (Photo submitted)

Chemainus 49th Parallel Grocery store manager Paul McGregor and son Isaac at the Fill the Truck event. (Photo submitted)

Chemainus 49th Parallel Grocery store manager Paul McGregor and son Isaac at the Fill the Truck event. (Photo submitted)

Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank volunteers, from left: Jennifer Blackhurst, Carol Granger and Margeret McPherson, backed up by Jason Farrugia of Island Savings Credit Union. (Photo submitted)

Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank volunteers, from left: Jennifer Blackhurst, Carol Granger and Margeret McPherson, backed up by Jason Farrugia of Island Savings Credit Union. (Photo submitted)