Food Bank Needs Help
Thursday, October 4, 2012 3:56 PMby
Officials are running out of food quicker as more people are using the Owen Sound food bank.
The need for help is greater this fall, as the Salvation Army in Owen Sound fills the shelves during its Thanksgiving food drive.
Community and Family Services Director Alice Wannan tells Bayshore Broadcasting News in September -- they had about 680 people use the food bank.
Last week, for the first time in the food bank's history they were out of soup and several other foods.
Wannan tells Bayshore Broadcasting News they are looking for canned meat, peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce, Kraft Dinner, soup or any other non perishable food items for the holiday weekend.
Bayshore Broadcasting staff will be at Zehrs in Owen Sound all day Thursday to collect items for the Salvation Army Food Bank.
You can also drop off donations at our downtown Owen Sound office.
The food bank is also on the move.
Wannan says they're moving into a bigger and better location to serve the need of Owen Sound.
The new location is in the former April's Scrapbooking store -- at 918 2nd Avenue East .
It is a two-storey building which will hold a new walk in cooler.
Wannan notes without the help of the community during the Kraft Food for Families contest last year, they wouldn't have been able purchase the cooler.
She says it gives them the opportunity to have more fresh foods, dairy products and more healthy alternatives
The Salvation Army is hoping to be in the new location by the end of October.
They will be sharing the building with the Owen Sound Fire Department over the holiday season for their annual Christmas Toy Drive
Wannan adds the new location will allow them to run more programs and they are very excited about the move.