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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Food Drive Falls Short

Owen Sound | by Kevin Bernard  

Salvation Army about 11 thousand pounds of food short of its goal for food drive.


The Salvation Army Thanksgiving food drive has fallen well short of it's target this year, of 28 thousand pounds of food.

Manager of the food bank in Owen Sound, Alice Wannan says as of 3 PM on Tuesday -- they have collected 17 thousand 270 pounds of food in the annual drive.

Wannan says the shelves were getting pretty bare so all the donations received last week will help provide food to the needy including the annual Christmas baskets.

Last December, the Salvation army saw a jump in the number of people needing assistance, and that number has remained steady.

Wannan says close to 107 more people are being helped each month by the Owen Sound food bank, which amounts to 37 to 41 thousand dollars worth of food going out each month.

The Salvation army also received cash or cheques during the Thanksgiving food drive, but so far that money has not been counted in the total.

Wannan says anyone wanting to donate food or money can still do so this week.



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