News Drive-thru event helps food bank stock its new fridge and freezer SHARE ON: Bob McIntyre, staff Tuesday, Apr. 16th, 2019 Timmins Chamber of Commerce president Nancy Mageau hands a bag of groceries to executive member Rob Knox, at the Chamber drive-thru event for the Timmins Food Bank. Photo credit: Bob McIntyre, Moose FM Donors to the Timmins Food Bank didn’t even have to get out of their cars this morning to make a drop-off. The Chamber of Commerce organized the hour-long drive-thru collection, headed up by executive member Rob Knox. “Its genesis was from the 100 People Who Care initiative,” he tells My Timmins Now Dot Com. “ The food bank recently received $10,000 from the 100 People Who Care initiative and they purchased two commercial fridges for their operation.” Goldcorp also donated $10,000 towards the one fridge and one freezer. Photo credit: Bob McIntyre, Moose FM Knox says this morning’s event was to help stock them — and now donations are no longer limited to non-perishable items. “So this is really great to be able to have fresh fruit, vegetables, frozen goods, things like that. So it’s really been a real plus for the food bank.” The Timmins Food Bank serves about 100 families every week from its headquarters in the old Nativity Church on Spruce St. N.