Portage once again showed up when needed as Blow Away Hunger was a massive success.

From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Portagers visited Rona Portage to donate cash, non-perishable food items, and toys to the Salvation Army. Major Brenda Hammond from the Salvation Army says it's always great to see the community step up.

"The truck from Paraclete Transport has about six skids in it that are full, as well as a bin that is also full," says Hammond.


While the exact donation amounts are still being calculated, Hammond believes Blow Away Hunger has been tremendous.

"We absolutely had more people this year," explains Hammond. "There were lots of times there were four to five cars waiting. Great enthusiasm from Rona and just a very positive experience."

To cap off the fundraiser, we'll be announcing the winner of the brand-new Craftsman Select 24-inch gas snow blower worth $1300 on CFRY, Country 93, and Mix 96 on Monday. We will provide the donation amounts once they're confirmed.

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