The Brantford Food Bank announced today that it has exceeded its Thanks-4-Giving Food Drive goal, raising 26,293 pounds of fresh and non-perishable food items. Fresh, frozen and non-perishable food was generously donated by the local community through individual, corporate and community group contributions and food drives.
“We saw donations coming in slowly during the beginning of our campaign,” says Heather Vanner, Executive Director. “However, we are happy and grateful to have met our goal again this year.”
The food raised during the food drive will assist the Food Bank in providing emergency food assistance to an average of 2,800 individuals, including singles, families, children and seniors, each month. Unfortunately, the need continues, and the Food Bank will be relying on donations made on a regular basis to ensure that no one goes hungry in the community.
The Brantford Food Bank thanks the individuals, companies and community groups that have come together to help achieve this year’s goal.
“We are so thankful for the support we received this year”, says Vanner. “We could not continue the work we do – providing food to people in need – without the generous support of our community.”
The Brantford Food Bank continues to need food donations to help its clients as well as the 27 local food providers that operate local meal programs and food cupboards. Nonperishable items that are most needed include: canned pasta and stews; canned fruit, vegetables and tomatoes; canned meat (tuna, chicken, etc.); pork and beans; and peanut butter. Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at the Food Bank, and most local grocery stores.
Fresh and frozen food donations, such as fresh produce, graded eggs and dairy products, or fresh and frozen meat, can be dropped off at the Brantford Food Bank, 1100 Clarence Street South, Monday through Friday, between 8:30-11:45 am and 12:45-4:30 pm.
For more information, please call:
Heather Vanner, Executive Director