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NEWS RELEASE – Lamont County Staff Do Their Part for the Local Food Bank

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Lamont County Staff Do Their Part for the Local Food Bank

December 18, 2023 – LAMONT, AB: As we enter the holiday season, Lamont County staff have stepped up to help those in need, with donation to the County of Lamont Food Bank. Donating 102.5 kilograms of food and $1520 in cash donation, employees contributed to raise these funds through social committee events this year.

“Our staff continually step up when we are looking for ways to support those who are put in difficult situations, and this is amazing,” said Lamont County CAO, Peter Tarnawsky. “One of the most important ways to be involved in supporting the community is through the County of Lamont Food Bank. It helps many people in need throughout the year and especially during the holiday season. I really appreciate our staff supporting this organization and the social committee for its hard work raising this support.”

With many opportunities to contribute, including at the annual staff holiday party, the social committee worked to raise a significant donation of food and cash to support the vulnerable members of the communities served by the food bank. Additional food hamper donations were made and received by Lamont County Emergency Services districts.

“Lamont County Social Committee works hard to give back to the community it serves,” said Derek Wright, Social Committee member and Community Peace Officer for Lamont County. “When staff take time to share laughs with old friends and make new ones at our events including the staff holiday party, we find ways to support the community and give back where we can.”

County staff is committed to supporting those in need, especially during the holiday season and during difficult times.

“We are grateful to belong to a community that cares for and supports the people around them when they see a need,” said Jody Zachoda, Director of Operations and Board Chair of the County of Lamont Food Bank. “A ‘Thank you very much’ should be passed on to the kind and generous County employees.”


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Media inquiries can be directed to:
Jay Zaal
Communications Coordinator
780-895-2233 Ext. 222 | jay.z@lamontcounty.ca | www.lamontcounty.ca/news                                                                                                         

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