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St. John the Evangelist parish in Cold Lake recently received a $500 donation for its Deacon’s Cupboard program. The funds, from the Western Communities Foundation Community Food & Nutrition Emergency Fund, have enabled St. John’s to purchase food locally and distribute it to single parent families and students.

“For some people in our community food is a luxury,” says St. John's rector the Rev. Donna Gauthier. “Our focus has been on finding people who would be unlikely to ask for help. These are hardworking individuals and families who do not have enough family income to pay for rent, utilities and food.” Photo: Donna Gauthier (left), rector of St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Cold Lake, accepts a Western Canadian Communities Foundation donation of $500 from Hella-Ann Bortolotto, of Western Financial Group.