Wednesday, May 16, 2018

NBU donates $12,000 to provincial food banks

Earlier this week, the New Brunswick Union (NBU) presented the NB Association of Food Banks (NBAFB) with a cheque for $12,000.
The donation was part of the NBU’s commitment to helping New Brunswickers through its charity of choice – the NBAFB. Every three years, the union selects a charity and makes a yearly donation of $12,000 to its cause.
The NBAFB is a non-profit, charitable organization whose membership is comprised of food banks and soup kitchens throughout the province of New Brunswick.
“On behalf of our members, I’m so proud to present this cheque to the NBAFB because we know it will help so many of our fellow New Brunswickers who are in need,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “The need is even greater this time of year as so many have lost everything during the recent floods.”
Earlier this year, the NBU asked it members to apply for and donate Loblaws gift cards - which were being given out after the company overcharged for the cost of some packaged bread products in its stores – to their local food banks.
“We have a caring and compassionate membership,” said Proulx-Daigle. “They help their fellow New Brunswickers with the work they do every day, so helping out in this way is a natural fit for the NBU.”