Heritage Festival Food Drive sitting at halfway goal for donations

Donations at Edmonton's Food Bank. Nov. 23, 2020. (Brandon Lynch/CTV News Edmonton)

Edmonton Food Bank's annual Heritage Days food drive is at the halfway mark for donations.

The food bank has received 20,000 of its 40,000-pound goal.

The Heritage Festival Food Drive will be accepting donations until Friday, which can be dropped off at any major grocery store, said Tamisan Bencz-Knight with Edmonton's Food Bank.

Approximately 155,000 people attended the festival that ran from Saturday to Monday, a spokesperson said.

The Heritage Festival Food Drive is the largest summer fundraiser for Edmonton’s food bank. The organization is also accepting online donations.