Bezan pleased to attend Grand Opening of Riverton’s Food Bank

RIVERTON, MB – James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman and Shadow Minister for National Defence, was pleased to attend the grand opening of the Riverton and District Friendship Centre’s Food Bank. This project was made possible by $199,000 in funding from the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy program.

“I wish to congratulate the Riverton and District Friendship Centre on the grand opening of their new Food Bank. This project received a significant contribution from the federal government through the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation, but it has come to fruition because of the community support from local organizations and Food Bank volunteers.

“We know that Canadians across the country are struggling to make ends meet and the cost of living is only going up under the current government. The addition of the Food Bank facility combined with the hard work of its volunteers will benefit hundreds of families annually in the RM of Bifrost-Riverton and surrounding communities.

“Congratulations once again to everyone who worked hard to make the Riverton and District Friendship Centre’s Food Bank a reality.”

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For additional information:
Office of James Bezan, MP
Phone: 613-992-2032
James.Bezan@parl.gc.ca