The RBC Make 150 Count initiative was a huge success in Drumheller, all thanks to one local man.
Mitch Smith used the $150 cheque from RBC to start an online auction through Facebook. From this auction, Smith collected $2,027 for the Good Food Box here in Drumheller.
"Somewhere between 8 to 15 families will receive a Good Food Box every month for the next 12 months, so in Canada's 150 year," stated April Harrison, FCSS Coordinator for the Town of Drumheller. "These families who are on low incomes or are in need will benefit from fresh fruit and vegetables every month."
Smith reported to 99.5 Drum FM that he was surprised with how much support he received from the town.
"I knew everyone would help out, but I didn't think I'd get the support I got from the businesses around town that helped out and all the people who were bidding on the items. It was a huge support from everyone. I also need to throw a big thank you to Kellie Smith for helping with everything, thanks mom," expressed Mitch Smith.
"The Good Food Box isn't just for low income families. If anyone wants to get in on this, it's a great deal and the more people you get the more produce you can get in a month," mentioned Smith.
Harrison added that the Good Food Box could also be a perfect Christmas gift as long as the order is placed before Monday, December 5.