The Emergency Services Food Drive takes place again this year on Sept. 18. (Submitted)

Revelstoke volunteers and donations needed for annual food drive Sept. 18

The Emergency Services Food Drive is the Food Bank’s largest annual initiative to raise food donations and bring awareness to hunger within the community.

For one night only, on, Tuesday, September 18, 2018, Emergency Service crews will team up with local groups and take to the streets to fight back against hunger.

This door-to-door campaign will serve to nourish vulnerable families and seniors throughout the year with a collection of non-perishable foods donated by our community citizens.

Each year, 25 per cent of food for the entire year is raised during this important Food Drive.

Community Connections’ Food Bank provides food for over 279 local households each year – 30 per cent of recipients are children.

Food insecurity is a hard reality for many in Revelstoke as Community Connections sees a rising number of families and seniors in need of food resources.

The food bank relies solely on funding and donations to feed vulnerable citizens- and it can’t do it without the community.

Diet-related illness in the general population is on the rise and is especially the case in lower-income populations who frequent food banks.

In order to prioritize healthy offerings, our Food Bank has made a wish list for food items that are listed below.

As always, monetary donations are welcomed and will be used to purchase healthy, perishable foods such as fresh vegetables and fruit.

If you will be away during the event or have missed a pickup, please drop off food donations at Save-On Foods in their donation bin or at our main office (314- Second St East) Monday to Friday during office hours.

In addition to the door-to-door campaign, Save-On Foods & Southside Market accepts $2 donations at their tills- ask a cashier to add it to your grocery bill to help the cause.

Listen for the sirens, raid your cupboards, and give food to help feed those in need.

For more information or to see how you can get involved, please visit www.community-connections.ca.

WISH LIST:

  • Canned tomatoes (diced, whole, crushed)
  • Canned vegetables (i.e. corn, peas)
  • Canned fruit (in water/ low sugar syrup)
  • Dried and/or canned soup
  • Tomato/ pasta sauces
  • Canned tuna/ salmon
  • Peanut Butter and other nut butters
  • Rice, oats, dried pasta
  • Grains & seeds, granola cereal
  • Baby diapers and supplies
  • Personal Care Items
  • Pet food

Note: In order to increase healthy donations, the Food Bank prefers items with five or fewer ingredients, items with low or no salt and sugar, and no junk food. We cannot accept home canned products or items that have been partially used.

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