Bag drive aims to boost donations for local food bank

Nanaimo’s Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank will be holding a food drive next week.

Nanaimo’s Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank will be holding a food drive next week.

From Monday to Wednesday (Sept. 15-17), volunteers will deliver informational flyers and donation bags to residential addresses.

People who choose to participate are asked to fill the bag with non-perishable food items and leave it on their doorstep prior to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday (Sept. 20), when volunteers will return for pickup.

Much like other areas of the province, the food bank has seen increasing pressure as more people turn to it to meet the necessities of life.

According to Loaves and Fishes, about one-third of food banks in B.C. report that they don’t have enough stock to meet current demands.

Last year’s drive saw close to 13,000 kilograms of food collected.

To volunteer or for more information about the food drive, please call 250-756-5814.

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