With donations collected by Le Pignon Blue, the total value was approximately 000 100,000, making it possible to make Christmas baskets for families in need at a record level in Quebec.
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In total, more than 700 people from 175 families received their food yesterday or today. More than 300 volunteers participated in these 17E Very special edition.
“Food security is very dangerous this year. […] We have received a lot of requests compared to previous issues, ”explained Roslyn Roussell, director general of the company.
“What we’re doing today is so beautiful, but a little sad,” she said.
Among the volunteers were Mayor Regis Labyum, Quebec’s Federal Deputy Jean-Yves Duclos and Saint-Roche Municipal Councilor Saint-Sauro, Pierre-Luke Lachens.
Outbreak responsibilities, food harvesting took place in “car service” mode and “distributors” deposited Christmas baskets in front of families’ homes.
“There are new applicants this year […] This is Kovid, there are consequences … Let’s hope for them that this is the only year they have asked for, ”Mr. Lobim said as he filled his car with food.
“I am a family man and we have all been lonely lately. This morning, we want to reduce this loneliness, ”Mr. Duclos said.
Photo Didier Debutcher
Liberal Minister Jean-Yves Duclos and Municipal Councilor Pierre-Luke Lachens (left) are part of a group of volunteers.
“Touching the Moments”
Originally from Cameroon, Judith B. Su has been using Pignon Blue services since she moved to Quebec City eight years ago. When elected officials came to bring her a “Christmas gift” yesterday, the mother of two was struggling to contain her joy.
“These are touching moments. With COVID, [recevoir la visite] These personalities give us Christmas presents [nous apporte] Really happy, ”she chose, wanting to be photographed with elected officials.
“Thank you, sincerely. It was a special occasion for me and my family, ”she concluded emotionally.