It is with heavy hearts that we write our latest post. On December 6th, 2017, surrounded by family, our co-founder and chairman, Dr. Terry Chute, passed away. Terry had always been a humanitarian and spent countless hours doing mission work in many different locations.
After witnessing the great success of the OPP Christmas Food Drive for over 20 years, Terry and his wife Marilyn saw that the need far exceeded just the Christmas season and they founded the West Muskoka Food Bank in 2011.
Our board of directors and group of volunteers have vowed to hold Terry’s vision for the West Muskoka Food Bank very close to our hearts. Terry’s vision was to grow the Food Bank to serve the growing number of families who need our help. Our mission now is carry on with Terry’s vision and see it through to its full potential.
We will continue to lean on the generosity of our volunteers. We will continue to nurture existing relationships with our benefactors and we will reach out to create relationships with new benefactors to be able to meet the needs of our fellow community members.
Rest in peace, Terry. You left us very big shoes to fill.