Little helpers

Whonnock Roofing event collects groceries for Friends in Need Food Bank

Frank Baker (right) and Robbie Carpenter fill up shopping carts with non-perishable food items for the Friends In Need Food Bank on Tuesday at Save-On-Foods in Maple Ridge, Lougheed Highway at 227th Street.

The sixth annual Whonnock Roofing charity event, to date, has raised more than $30,000 for the local food bank. Employees filled 14 shopping carts with food this year.

Clayton and Abraham Gagnon, owners of Whonnock Roofing, credit their mother, who recently passed away, with raising them to give to and help their community whenever they can.

“It’s hard to even say how much it helps,” Friends in Need executive director Joanne Olson said of the donations. “It’s huge. It’s phenomenal. They go out of their way to get a list from us for what we need.”

Olson is hoping donations keep coming in to the food bank since this is the time for giving and donations have to be enough to last the food bank at least until June.

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