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Brockville’s second Community Strong Food Drive doubled its cash haul, but not the amount of food donated.

Saturday’s drive, run by the Brockville Winter Classic committee in conjunction with the city, collected more than $3,000 in cash and about two full trailer loads of food in its two simultaneous mid-town runs.

“We doubled our money, but we didn’t double the food,” Jeff Severson of the Winter Classic committee said Monday.

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The second food drive, benefiting Loaves and Fishes and the Brockville and Area Food Bank, headed off in convoys along two routes from the corner of Central Avenue and Park Street.

The initial drive, held on Saturday, April 11, in the north end in support of the food bank, collected over 300 milk crates of food and more than $1,500 in monetary donations.

A small parade of vehicles drove around the city on the pre-determined routes while maintaining social distancing and precautionary measures, while residents were asked to place non-perishable food items at the end of their driveways in advance. People could also drop off items at the the JRFM building, at 601 Stewart Boulevard.

Severson said he was pleased with Saturday’s haul, adding: “Anything helps.”

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