Food Bank Shelves Still Need Donations

The Food Bank got a real push for donations ahead of Thanksgiving, following BOB and JR FM's Food Bank Fill Up radio shows, but the need is still there.

Both stations were on-hand live for 12 hours each at the Great Canadian Superstore to help raise money for the Brockville and Area Food Bank, ahead of the Thanksgiving weekend.

On Thursday, BOB FM had their best campaign ever as the Superstore sold 147 bags for the Food Bank and donations topped $4400.

On Friday, JR FM and the Superstore sold over 230 bags, and collected almost $8000 in cash and cheques for the charity.

In all $12,350 and 382 bags of groceries were brought by listeners over two days.

It’s part of a larger annual campaign put on by the Rotary Club, and they’re saying that they’re falling short of their goal this year.

Co-Chair JoAnna Sytsma says they’re still campaigning and picking up donations, but at this point they’re at about 16,000 lbs of food and $17,000. They are hoping to raise 26,000 lbs of food donations and $35,000 in cash donations, which makes up 3 months supply of food for the 1,275 people they provide for every month.

They say you can continue to drop off donations at the Brockville and Area Food Bank at 58 Buell st.