Leduc food bank holds fall food collection drive

October 20, 2015 by  

The Leduc and District Food Bank works to ensure that individuals and families throughout the community have enough to eat, and they recently held an event to help ensure that their shelves will be full when they are called upon to help.

The organization hosted its annual Fall Food Bank Roundup, which is something it has been doing for more than 20 years. Residents of Leduc, Devon and Calmar all lent a hand by placing boxes or bags marked with “ food bank” out on their front porches for pick up. These contained donations of non-perishable items, and were collected by volunteers. A printing company can use its wide format printing services to create banners and decorations for the vehicles that will be collecting the donations of food. These also help to raise awareness in the public about the organization and what it does.

Last year, nearly 30,000 pounds of food were gathered from homes, churches, schools and businesses, all of who had decided to lend a hand to help their neighbors in need. According to Steve Green, who is the chairperson of the organization’s board of directors, this is essential in helping to ensure that the food bank will be able to help people throughout the fall and on in to the winter months.

Anyone who would like to make a donation to the organization or volunteer their services is invited to call 780-986-5333 or visit their website at http://www.leducfoodbank.ca/