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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Food Drive In Orangeville

Orangeville | by Jill Young  

Officials will be at various grocery stores from 9am until 1pm

Summer is typically a slow time for donations at food banks in the province.

To help those who utilize the service and to restock the shelves, the Orangeville Food Bank is holding a Summer Food Drive Saturday.

The food bank has partnered with several stores in the Orangeville area and they'll have collections being taken at FreshCo, Zehrs, MEtro, No Frills, Sobeys, Shoppers Drug Mart at 25 Broadway, Harmony Whole Foods, and Walmart.

The food drive is happening from 9am to 1pm.

Orangeville Food Bank Executive Director Heather Hayes says they see close to 500 people a month using the food bank, and almost 40 percent of those people are children.

Hayes says through the summer children don't have access to school breakfast and snack programs and so in the summer their supply runs even lower.

They're in need of canned fruits and vegetables, canned soups, stews and chili, and boxed cereal.

She says they also accept perishable items now like fresh fruits and vegetables, and they will also accept monetary donations so that they can purchase and provide things like milk, and eggs.

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