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Church Members Present Donations to Support Ottawa–Gatineau Food Banks

On behalf of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church members in the Ottawa–Gatineau area co-ordinated donations of more than $12,000 to food banks on both sides of the Ottawa River.

Local Church leaders — Bishops David Groux and Robert Graham, along with Ingrid Beazer, president of the Relief Society (the Church’s women’s organization) in Ottawa–Gatineau — presented a cash donation to Moisson Outaouais, a Gatineau food bank.

Terry Nemeth, president of the Ottawa Ontario Stake, which includes Gatineau, presented a $6,000 cheque to the Ottawa Food Bank.

President Nemeth said, “In times of great need, it is important to follow our Saviour’s example and feed the hungry. Cash donations like these result in a fivefold increase in buying power for the food banks.”

These donations are in addition to the assistance the Church regularly gives through the local satellite bishops’ storehouse, a food pantry that supports Ottawa–Gatineau families in need.

Additional Resource:

Food Initiative Helps Those in Ottawa–Gatineau Region

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