Fill the Beetle helps out the Barrie Food Bank
Sonia Wood, of the Simcoe County Brokers Association, sits inside a Volkswagen Beetle full of food during the fourth annual Fill The Beetle event in 2015. This year's event takes place Saturday, May 14 at the Travelodge on Bayfield Street and will benefit the Barrie Food Bank. MARK WANZEL File PHOTO
A group of organizations helped out the Barrie Food Bank Saturday by stuffing 12 Beetles full of donations.
The 4th annual Community Food Drive - Fill the Beetle was held at Best Western Royal Oak Inn on Hart Drive.
Partners in the event included Nerds on Site and Volkswagen Barrie.
Organizations taking part included: Barrie Athletic Club; Barrie Police Service; Barrie Trojan Swim Club; Dimpflmeier Bakery; Investors Group Barrie York Simcoe; Masonic Kempenfeldt Lodge 673; Purolator; Robbie's Rainbow; Saint Elizabeth Health Care; Simcoe County Brokers Association; and Quesnel Construction.
The event resulted in the collection of 7,438 pounds of food.
"We are thrilled to have increased the number of organizations committed to stopping hunger in our community for this year's event. We had 12 incredible organizations that have adopted a beetle for the day. This was our biggest event yet," said Cindy DeCarlo, director of sales of the Best Western Royal Oak Inn
For more, visit www.barriefoodbank.org.