Some of the face masks made by Cheryl Lowrence (Submitted photo)

Local woman makes face masks to raise funds for LRCA Food Bank

Cheryl Lowrence made 30 face masks and raised $326.25 for the food bank

When Cheryl Lowrence was given a bundle of fabrics from one of her friends, she decided the best thing she could do with it was to make face masks.

“I made the masks then put signs around our neighbourhood. It’s mainly been local people who have been getting them,” Lowrence said.

Lowrence decided to make the face masks available by donation, and all donations received would go toward supporting the LRCA Food Bank. With only 30 face masks, Lowrence raised $326.25.

“A big thank you to Cheryl Lowrence. Cheryl sewed masks and gave asked for donations to the LRCA from those who received the masks,” LRCA food security coordinator, Paula Masyk said.

“I didn’t think anything would happen,” Lowrence said. “I had heard that for every dollar you donate to a food bank they can get about $4.50 worth of food. That’s a lot of money for food.”

The best items to donate to the LRCA Food Bank at this time are cash, and non-perishable food items.

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