Food drive springs into action

NANAIMO – While spring means time of renewal for many, it also means dwindling resources at food banks.

While spring means time of renewal for many, it also means dwindling resources at food banks.

British Columbia food banks assist an average of 96,100 individuals each month, 29.5 per cent of whom are children.

From Friday (April 19) to May 9, Nanaimo’s Real Canadian Superstore on Metral Drive is holding its annual spring Extra Helping Food Drive.

Extra Helping donation bins will be in store and shoppers can purchase or bring nutritious, non-perishable food items to put in the bins. Shoppers can also make a cash donation during check-out.

The most needed non-perishable food items include: pasta products, rice, canned meat and fish, dry and canned soups and stews, canned fruit and vegetables, infant formula and baby food.