Annual food drive Wednesday in support of the Colchester Food Bank

Cat Country 99.5 and Big Dog 100.9 are once again looking to stock up the Colchester Food Bank with our annual food drive.

Teaming with the Commercial Safety College and numerous volunteers, we'll be broadcasting live from Victoria Square in Truro, off Commercial Street, from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.on Wednesday.

The Colchester Food Bank gave out over 560,000 lbs of food last year, accounting for more than 10,500 food boxes, while more than 42,000 lbs of food was given out last month alone.

The Christmas season is always a busy time for the food bank, and last year they gave out 646 food boxes specifically for the holiday season.

It should also be noted that one-third of the recipients at the local food bank are children.

 

Basic Food List:

  • Meat and fish - can, fresh, frozen
  • Tomatoes - can, fresh
  • Pasta sauce
  • Beans - can
  • Soup
  • Juice - powdered, fresh
  • Milk - can, fresh, powdered
  • Vegetables - can, fresh
  • Fruit - can, fresh, frozen
  • Pasta
  • Cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix
  • Rice
  • Crackers
  • Bread, rolls
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Margarine
  • Tea, coffee

Christmas list for December food boxes:

  • Cranberries
  • Gravy
  • Stuffing
  • Pancake mix
  • Cake mix
  • Cake icing
  • Jam
  • Peanut Butter
  • Coffee
  • Pickles
  • Christmas Candy
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Oranges
  • Juice
  • Cranberries
  • Flour
  • Onions
  • Turnip
  • Squash
  • Carrots
  • Pie fillings