Lefroy business owner donates 100 bags of rice to Innisfil Food Bank

Lefroy business owner donates 100 bags of rice to Innisfil Food Bank

‘Every family that uses the food bank in the next 30 days will get a bag,’ says pastor

As the community battles the effects of COVID-19, there has been a growing need for donations at local food banks.

Earlier this week, Mila Truong, owner of Mila’s Variety store and Vietnam Trade Centre on Killarney Beach Road in Lefroy, generously donated 100 bags of rice to the Innisfil Food Bank. 

Truong opened her store just this past summer, selling snacks and drinks as well as fresh hot food items such as spring rolls and pizza. She also sells facemasks for $2 each in an effort to protect the community against COVID-19. 

“We just want to help people,” said Truong.

Truong also has her own importing business, which she operates out of her variety store location. She distributes rice imported from Thailand to grocery stores all over the area and keeps them stocked at her shop. 

On Wednesday, pastor Howard Courtney picked up another 50 five-kilogram bags of rice, donated by Truong, bringing the total gift to 100 bags of rice. Truong offered 200, but the food bank was unable to store it all.

“Every family that uses the food bank in the next 30 days will get a bag,” said Courtney.

Innisfil Community Church not only operates the Innisfil Food Bank, the church has reached out to other, smaller local churches of all denominations, offering the use of their large Life Centre for services, even providing face masks and hand sanitizer.

To make a donation to the Innisfil Food bank, visit their website here. 

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