The West Nipissing Food Bank is one of several groups receiving a donation from the Municipal Retirees Organization of Ontario (MROO). 

A total of $7,000 was donated to 21 charities and organizations across the northeast region, from Parry Sound north to Timmins, west to Sault Ste Marie and all points in between. 

The retiree’s group says COVID-19 resulted in many events and conferences being cancelled so they decided to put the savings back into their local communities. 

“MROO is all about supporting and advocating for our members and our local communities,” says Keith Robicheau, President of MROO.  “We couldn’t be happier with the efforts of our Zone Directors who continue to connect with and support their local communities during this very difficult year. Through grass-roots initiatives and community outreach, MROO continues to be a pillar of support across Ontario”.

This year, MROO donated a total of $63,000 to local organizations and charities across Ontario as part of their COVID-19 relief initiative.