Joe Cheech helps Nelson food banks
A Nelson food bank fundraiser held back in October by Joe “Cheech” Richchi was a huge success bringing in more than $1,000 cash and a truckload of non-perishable food.
Richichi — a well known New Grand Hotel bartender — invited family and friends to his 50th birthday part with the intent to raise money and food. With a long list of local businesses as sponsors, Richichi exceeded his goal.
Last month Richichi (middle), Carlie Maglio (left) and Mariah Maglio stopped by the Star offices on their way to deliver the funds to local food banks.