Brockville Food Bank Fall Drive Kicks Off

The food bank is kicking off its annual fall food drive with a $5000 donation from RBC.

The week-long 2018 Rotary Club Fall Food Drive aims to raise money and food donations for local families ahead of Thanksgiving.

Food Bank Co-chair Amanda Warner says they need everything from diapers and dry foods, to cash donations.

"This year for whatever reason we've been running low on our food bank so we're really looking forward to the amount of stuff we get this year."

There will be opportunities throughout the week for people to make drop-off donations.

Pre-packaged bags will be available for purchase and drop off points including Walmart, Food Basics, Giant Tiger, Brockville County Club and Metro. Two trucks are now set up outside the Home Hardware on Stewart to collect any drop-offs the public would like to make donations at their location on Wednesday and Saturday.

BOB FM will be hosting their show live at Great Canadian Superstore on Thursday, and JRFM will be there on Friday, taking food drive donations, from 6am-6pm.

The money and food will be used to help support over 1,200 clients per month, according to food bank statistics. They're hoping to raise $35,000 and to collect 26,000 lbs. of food donations to help support those who use their services.

Darlene Lawson is the assistant bank manager at the RBC in Brockville. She says the food bank has informed her they're already spending that cash.

"They're thrilled," she says. "They've told us they've placed the vegetable order this morning, based on our donation, so that sits well with us for sure."

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