Staff at Gray Monk winery in Lake Country gather together with food bank manager Phyllis MacPherson to donate a $2

Staff at Gray Monk forgo Christmas party for Food Bank donation

Instead of traditional Christmas party, Gray Monk Estate Winery donates $2,000 to Lake Country Food Bank

Normally treated to a fine three course dinner at Christmas, staff at Gray Monk winery decided to forgo that tradition this year, opting to help out the Lake Country Food Bank instead.

Gray Monk and its employees donated $2,000 donation to the Lake Country Food Bank, the cost of the dinner and staff party the winery has held in the past.

“We thought we would give them the funds to buy food or to go towards the new building,” said Trudy Heiss of Gray Monk. “It came up in a conversation with our staff and so that’s what we decided to to. This is a good cause.”

In peak times during the wine season Gray Monk employs some 60 to 70 people while the winter sees that number dwindle to 20 or so employees.

Meanwhile the semi-final round of an online campaign to try and win $100,000 for the food bank is approaching.

The semi-final round of the Aviva Fund contest begins on Dec. 1 with a potential $100,000 grant available for the winning project.

Starting December 1, residents are asked to go to https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf19456 Register and then vote every day (you can also register prior to December 1).

You can also register to receive an email reminder to vote every day by emailing newhomeforthefoodbank@gmail.com.

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