Volunteers gathered at the RCMP station on Wednesday, September 21, eager to canvas neigbourhoods for donations during the two-night Emergency Services Food Drive.
This annual event is the main food drive for the Community Connections’ Food Bank. Last year it raised between 11,000 and 12,000 pounds of food and hopes to exceed that amount this year.
This year’s Emergency Services’ Food Drive will see hundreds of volunteers representing the Fire Rescue Service, the RCMP, Parks Canada’s staff, Army Cadets, students from local schools and local residents. They’ll be out about Thursday, September 22, between 6 pm and 8 pm.
Please have a bag with your contribution ready to go. All items being donated should be securely packaged and not open. Here’s a list of items that Patti says are badly needed: