During this time leading up to Thanksgiving there are food drives being run by many food banks as the holiday season begins, starting with Thanksgiving and running up to Christmas there will be more families in greater need as they try to celebrate with friends and family or just on their own. It is important to remember to give at all times of the year but especially when the need is great as it is now.
With that in mind here are a few of the Food Drives happening right now:
Cram-a-cruiser – Oakville. Saturday September 29 11:000 am – 3:00 pm by Fortinos on Dundas St. West.
Take a tour of a police cruiser and meet McGruff the Crime dog as you donate a non-perishable food item to the Oakville Fare Share Food Bank, a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers helping needy families of Oakville since 1988. They currently serve 350-400 families (approximately 1,200 people) each month. Find more at www.oakvillefoodbank.com
Harvest Food Drive – Waterloo. Saturday September 29 10:30 am – 2:30 pm at Sobeys Ira Needles and Sobeys Bridgeport.
The Food Bank of Waterloo Region will be collecting fresh fruit and vegetables with refrigerated trucks at both Sobeys locations and all produce that is donated will be distributed next week just in time for Thanksgiving. Find more at www.thefoodbank.ca
Thanks4Giving Food Drive – Brantford. Ongoing until October 31st at local grocery stores and the food bank.
With an increased goal of 30,000 lbs of food up from previous years 25,000 lbs goal this year the Food Bank would like to be able to give more to local families with your help. Donations of non-perishable food can be made at local grocery stores and at the food bank. Fresh items can been dropped off at the food bank, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Individuals, businesses and work places interested in holding a food drive in October can call the food bank at 519-751-4357 to register. Find them at suite 102 – 1100 Clarence St. S. also on their Facebook Page and online at crs-help.ca/foodbank