Star Wars themed food drives inspires 'A New Hope' for Community Care

CKTB - NEWS - Star Wars Food Drive

Niagara residents are being a Force for good today.

They have melded their love of Star Wars with their sense of civic duty to collect donations for Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold.

Donation boxes have popped up across Niagara, emblazoned with familiar Stars characters.

Community Care CEO Betty Lou Souter says the donations are very needed right now.

"We're looking at the revenue that we generated from fundraisers last year, over $300,000 that will not be coming into the organization, plus the food drives. So these small ones are doing an amazing job."

Community Care is in dire need of baby formula.

One of the drop off locations is 27 Huntington Lane in St. Catharines.

Today marks 'May The Fourth' - a play on the iconic phrase, 'May the Force be with you."

Tomorrow fans will also celebrate 'Revenge of the Fifth.'