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Happy Valley-Goose Bay food drive raises over $4,000 in name of Regula Schule

The proceeds from the drive were donated to the Aboriginal Friendship Centre food bank.
The proceeds from the drive were donated to the Aboriginal Friendship Centre food bank. - Evan Careen

A food drive held on Easter weekend gather more than $3,000 in food and another $1,200 in cash. The drive, called the Regula Schule Drive, was organized by Shawn Crann.

Crann held a back-to-school food drive last year in Schule’s name as well and said he plans to help keep her memory alive through the fundraising effort.

Schule was a well-known humanitarian and volunteer in the community who was murdered in 2016. Crann said she gave so much to the people.

“One of the things she did was administer to the inmates at the prison. She actually had her own food bank at her house. Inmates who were released and down on their luck and needed something to eat they could go to her and she would help them out,” Crann told the Labradorian.

He said there’s always a need in the community for more food and while a lot of people donate around Christmas its needed the rest of the year too.

“With Regula’s untimely passing and how much she loved to help the less fortunate I thought it would be a great way to keep her memory alive. People have a tendency to give a little more when Regula is involved. Everyone loved Regula.”

The proceeds from the drive were donated to the Aboriginal Friendship Centre food bank.

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