Publication Source: Times Colonist

Publication Source: Times Colonist
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Author: Clare Clancy

Despite drizzly weather on Saturday, the lineup for Sidney’s community barbecue stretched around the block — and at least $2,000 was raised for the local food bank, organizers say.

“It’s bringing tears to my eyes,” said Robyn DoSouto, head manager of Thrifty Foods in Sidney. The store sponsored the event for the first time, donating all the food. A minimum $5 donation was made by each person, but people often donated more to the Sidney Lions Food Bank, Dosouto said.

Elizabeth May, Green party MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, was on hand as a volunteer, dishing out food. She said this year had an unprecedented turnout.

“It’s an inter-generational event, and everyone is enjoying themselves,” she said.

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