CHIP 101.9 recently spoke to Bouffe Pontiac for update regarding their services which have significantly increased during this COVID-19 pandemic. According to the director general, Kim Laroche, an additional 60 Pontiac families have been added to its clientele during the month of April.
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As for the month of March, Kim Laroche explained that the food bank accommodated 600 people in the Pontiac.
Last week, Bouffe Pontiac received two donations totaling $ 17,500, a $ 7, 500 donation in gift cards to local businesses and a second $ 10, 000 cash donation, both from the office of André Fortin, the MNA for Pontiac.
Kim Laroche also talked about the issue of volunteers, in which the organization was able to fill a new team of full time volunteers quickly after being forced to lose a large portion of their volunteers due to their age. Though now, according to Laroche most of their volunteers are currently working on the delivery services offered to residents over the age of 60.
More details can be found in the full interview with Kim Laroche here.