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Community food bank asks for help to make it a happy Thanksgiving

Nanaimo residents asked to fill bags with food for Thanksgiving Food Drive on Saturday, Sept. 15

Nanaimo’s food bank is thanking in advance anyone who supports its Thanksgiving Food Drive.

The annual drive will be held this Saturday, Sept. 15, benefiting the Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank.

In an e-mail to the News Bulletin, Peter Sinclair, executive director of Loaves and Fishes, said Thanksgiving is the food bank’s second-largest food drive of the year.

“This will be a major boost to us as we seek to meet the need in the community,” he said.

Volunteers have distributed thousands of donation bags door-to-door, and those willing or able to donate are asked to fill the bags and leave them on their doorsteps by 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers will pick up the bags, transport them to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for sorting, and then bring the food items to Loaves and Fishes.

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