Jerry Stafford, owner of Main Street ValuFoods, was recently presented with a Community Service Award from the Province of New Brunswick. Mr. Stafford is well known in the community and has a longstanding reputation as a generous supporter of local organizations and causes.
His 50/50 charitable foundation has become a prime instrument for helping numerous organizations, not only in Blackville, but also in the neighbouring communities of Renous and Doaktown.
Most recently, Mr. Stafford’s 50/50 foundation donated $10,000 towards the creation of a local skateboard park. Jake Stewart, the MLA for Southwest Miramichi, praised Jerry for his dedication to the community and his generosity, describing him as a businessman who sets a Class “A” example for others to follow.