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Building’s new name honours a humble founder of the Timmins Food Bank

The latest home of the Timmins Food Bank is now named for one of its founding members, and a driving force to this day..

At a dedication on Tuesday, the former Daily Press building was named the Rick Young Centre.

The building houses the food bank and several social service agencies, and is owned by the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board.

Always humble, Young told the gathering he’s never done the work for recognition.  And he recalled a fellow original organizer.

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“The late Father Les Costello, we’re doing his work right now,” he remarked. And he’s probably looking down at me cursing, because he would never do this. He would never get up and look for recognition.”

Young’s wife Margo, four of their five adult children and several other family members were on hand for the dedication.

“There’s no such thing as lunch at noon and dinner at five. My wife sort of has to improvise and work around it,” said Young. “We’re very fortunate she’s involved with the food bank from Day 1 and she’s still working at the food bank. So that makes it a lot easier.”

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