WINCHESTER – There’s a new team leader at Communtiy Food Share.

The organization announced last week the hiring of Russell’s Jane Schoones.

With a 30-year career as a teaching assistant behind her, Schoones is transitioning into a second act that fulfils her longtime passion for community service and fundraising.

She’s been part of the organizing team with a series of area initiatives, including the Black Rapids Farm Fest in 2017, Plowing Fore a Cure in 2016, Russell Ladies Night from 2014 to 2019, the International Plowing Match in 2001, the Canadian Country Music Awards in 1999, and more.

Community Food Share operates central locations in both Winchester and Morrisburg, and one-day-a-week food cupboard sites in Finch and Crysler.

Since its establishment in 1992, the organization has distributed emergency food aid to residents in need.


Jane Schoones, the new team leader at Community Food Share. Courtesy Photo