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Thursday , 29 July 2021

Choquet Insurance challenges two Bonnyville businesses to match their food bank donation

Left to right: Gilles Choquet, Luc Choquet, Ashley Vasseur, Anna Choquet, from Choquet Insurance hand off food donations to Lauri Fitzpatrick from the Bonnyville Food Bank.

A Bonnyville business is challenging others to match their donations to the food bank.

Choquet Insurance, in business since 1956, has challenged Innovative Collision Centre and JD Collision to keep the food bank stocked over the Easter season.

“We’ve gone to the shops and bought a cart full of groceries for the food bank. We’re hoping to start a corporate challenge and keep the ball rolling to get other businesses to donate a cart-full of food to the food bank,” said Anna Choquet.

Lauri Fitzpatrick with the Bonnyville Food Bank says they go through food as fast as it’s donated, and right now they are low on lunch and supper items.

“I know there’s a really low amount of stuff for lunches for kids lunches. We’re getting lower on soup. We’d like to give out hamburger helper or stovetop stuffing even some potatoes or fresh potatoes and we have none of that right now.

The food bank can accept frozen foods as well.

“We really do appreciate getting the fresh carrots and potatoes and they’ll utilize that as well. But every bit helps as well.”

Choquet Insurance would like to see the challenge carry on after the two selected autobody shops.

“We’re challenging you guys to do the same and hopefully you guys can challenge other businesses so we can keep this going and help out the food bank as much as possible,” said Gilles Choquet.

Choquet said the businesses will have one week to meet the challenge.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.