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Food Bank collection Saturday
The back to school month of September and the Thanksgiving period of October have proven to be challenging times for the local food bank which has seen an increase in use by residents of the community as the economic picture continues to provide struggles for many residents.
Earlier this week residents of the city received a Save on Foods bag and a notice of the upcoming Food Drive for this weekend.
To help stock up the cupboards of the Food Bank, volunteers will start travelling across the city at 9:30 on Saturday morning watching local doorsteps for Save on Foods bags that are to be left outdoors for collection.
Volunteers will not be knocking on your door or ringing any doorbells and are not seeking financial donations, all of the days collection will be delivered directly to the Food Bank which is operated by the Prince Rupert Salvation Army.
To find out more about the Prince Rupert Food Bank contact the Salvation Army at 25 Grenville Court in the city's downtown area or by phone at 250-624-6180.
Should your donation not be collected by 1 PM, you can contact organizers at 250-624-2354.
Organizers are seeking non-perishable goods for Saturday's collection and as part of their notice of this weekend's collection they provided the following list as a guideline as to the kind of items that make for the most impact on what the Food Bank workers have to offer.
The Thanksgiving Food Drive is a true community effort with a number of local businesses, community groups and individual volunteers lending a hand to make it a success.
Stepping up to help out this year are members of the Salvation Army, Fellowship Baptist Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Knights of Columbus, DP World Prince Rupert, Royal Bank, CityWest, Stuck on Designs and Save on Foods.
You can find out more about Saturday's Food Drive and the work of the Food Bank from the Facebook page created for this weekend's event.