Lethbridge Food Banks set for Target Hunger pick up on Saturday

Don’t forget to put your yellow bag out tomorrow for Target Hunger. Volunteers will be picking up the bags filled with non-perishable food items starting at 10 a.m. The Lethbridge Food Bank and Interfaith Food Bank have a goal to raise 50,000 pounds of food this year. Danielle McIntyre, Executive Director of Interfaith Food Bank says they are asking the public to donate non-perishable food items to help those in need. 

“We’re really looking for those non-perishable food items that are good for a food drive. We also encourage people to give those healthier options or things that are a little more expensive like pasta sauce, canned meats, canned vegetables or baby food. We also have the opportunity for people to give online if they prefer to do that, they can click a link to either food bank website and you can give safely from home.”

McIntrye adds the campaign has multiple benefits for Interfaith Food Bank.

“Stocking our shelves is a wonderful thing and a top priority for us and Target Hunger helps with that. More than anything else, Target Hunger is one of our community engagement activities that bring awareness to our cause to help others in need.”

Volunteers will be out until 12:00 p.m. to pick up yellow bags. If your bag does not get picked up or you never received one, you can drop it off at Safeway, Sobeys, Save-On-Foods, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore, or Cornerstone Funeral Home.

Karsen Marczuk

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