Ramadan Food Drive This Weekend

The 13th annual Share the Spirit of Ramadan Food Drive takes place this Sunday at Devonshire Mall.

Non-perishable food items along with monetary donations will be accepted with a goal to fill 1,000 bags of food — which will be donated to more than 15 area food banks.

"When I put all the totals together, I was surprised like my heart was happy when I saw over 13,000 and I'm hoping this year will be another 1000, we could do 14 and it would be on average 1000 bags a year which is amazing," says event co-ordinator, Sousan Khale.

She says non-perishable food items are needed.

"Your typical pasta, pasta sauce, we have flour, sugar, salt, a can of beans, some tuna, tooth paste and a bar of soap, a can of fruit."

The food drive runs from 11am until 5pm at Devonshire Mall in front of The Bay.