The annual Target Hunger Food drive took place this past weekend in Lethbridge with many donations coming in from across the city. With a goal of 50,000 pounds, the Interfaith Food Bank far exceeded that goal, collecting 60,000 pounds of non-perishable items. Danielle McIntyre with the Interfaith Food Bank says they do expect more food to be donated and it’s really needed right now, especially with inflation so high.
“We do know that there are some areas of the city where people may have had their bags missed or people have been away, so the donations continue to trickle in. We have several alternate drop-off locations as well as both of the food banks and libraries right now. Of course, it’s never too late to bring your target hunger bag by or to donate in a different way. We have a lot more families coming to the food bank right now, with high grocery prices and fuel prices right now, we are expecting our numbers to continue to increase and so a large amount of food at one time like this will be very very handy,” said Danielle McIntrye, Executive Director of the Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge.
McIntyre says their final tally of how much food was collected after all donations come in, will be calculated by the end of the month.