OHSWEKEN A convoy of six pickup trucks weighed down heavily with food rolled into the Six Nations Food Bank parking lot at around 2 pm, Thursday afternoon, to deliver caned goods and other groceries to help replenish their shelves. Members of the Men’s Council, aka the Men’s Fire, delivered the bounty to an appreciative Clint Doolittle, director of the Food Bank.
Although busiest during the Thanksgiving, Easter weekend and Christmas seasons, the actual need is a 52-week affair, according to Doolittle.
With the financial help of a generous anonymous businessman, the Men’s Council partnered with Hagersville’s No-Frills grocery store to maximize the value of the donation to the bank.
“The donation has come through the Men’s Council (Men’s Fire) thanks to an anonymous donor. We can’t mention who other than to say, he is an old warrior from way back,” says Bill Monture. “He has been contributing quite a bit.”
“Paul from No Frills has been with us since last year,” says Bill Monture. “He is a hell of an individual giving us a smokin’ good deal on all his products. He is also donating stuff himself as well. He does quite a bit for this food bank. I would like to give a big Nia:weh to him and his family for the help they give to this community.”
Last year at about this time, the Men delivered a similar donation, which they intend to continue to do as long as they are able.
“We just want to do what we can to ensure that everybody has a chance to feed their families,” says Lester Greene of the Men’s Council. “We realize it’s tough times out there and we want to make sure everyone is looked after as best we can.”