Realtor Food Drive
Vernon and area Realtors will be going door-to-door collecting for their 41st Annual Food Drive on Wednesday, December 5th, starting at 5:00 p.m. This is the largest collection of food for the Salvation Army Food Bank and the food will fill the shelves until early summer.
Vernon and Coldstream residents are being asked to donate non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army Food Bank. Their generous contributions will help meet the need to stock the shelves well into the New Year. The need is great.
Grocery bags with notes asking for a food donation will be tied to door handles the day before so that residents can be prepared before the collection night.
Homeowners are encouraged to look at their front doors for the bag...if you park in your garage and go through into the house you might not see the bags.
Should homes be missed on December 5th, residents are asked to call any local real estate office and someone will be pleased to pick up their donation.
More than 1100 people are being assisted through the Food Bank's programs each month. About 32% of those assisted are youth and children under the age of 18 years.
This is a list of what is most needed:
-Boxed grains (rice, cereals, pastas)
-School time snacks