Local dentistry holding spring canned food drive



By Jolene Perron

 

Local dentists are asking for their clients help with a canned food drive until the end of June.

Since the beginning of April, staff at Family Dentistry has been collected non-perishable food items for the Amherstburg Food Bank, and the support from their clients has been exceptional.

“Lots of people give before Christmas, there is always all kinds of stuff going on, even shortly after Christmas people are doing canned food drives at the schools but nobody really does a whole lot come spring time and there is still a need for it,” said office manager Melissa Gascoyne. “We decided to have a spring food drive for a couple of months and if they bring any canned goods in we enter them into a drive to win an iPad mini as incentive, which is donated by us.”

Melissa Gascoyne and Dr. Stefano Storey stand behind their front desk, which is overflowing with canned goods donated by their clients. The canned goods will be delivered to the Amherstburg Food Bank at the end of the month.

Melissa Gascoyne and Dr. Stefano Storey stand behind their front desk, which is overflowing with canned goods donated by their clients. The canned goods will be delivered to the Amherstburg Food Bank at the end of the month.

The team sponsors local sports teams on a regular basis and is always looking for ways to continue to give back to a community. Dr. Stefano Storey said they just wanted to continue to do their part.

Dr. Chad Denomme said they started in Amherstburg nearly four years ago, and wanted to show appreciation for the business people have given them.

“We want to give back what we can to the community that has supported us and our business,” said Dr. Denomme. “I remember a time when we first opened the doors and we didn’t have a single patient, it’s a pretty scary feeling. We felt a lot of gratitude as things started to take off. We never expected that as a practice we would be where we’re at today this quickly and I think the biggest thing is that we look forward to continuing to provide the best care possible in a town where there’s many other good dentists, I think that’s important.”

For more information on the canned food drive or to donate, pop in to their location at 137 Sandwich St. S.

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