The yellow bags have been dropped off and volunteers with Target Hunger are set to pick up food donations tomorrow. Target Hunger is a city-wide food drive hosted by the Interfaith and Lethbridge Food Banks. Lethbridge residents are asked to fill the yellow bags with non-perishable food items and leave them on their front porch for volunteers to pick up by 10am tomorrow.
Mac Nichol, the Executive Director of the Lethbridge Food Bank, says nonperishable food items are needed, “Specifically canned vegetables, canned soup, and canned fruits. Things that have a long stable shelf life is what we look for. Then other things like prepared pastas. Kraft Dinner, ramen noodle bowls. Those sorts of things are really what we try to look for. The big thing is stuff that lasts a long time. One of the great things about Target Hunger is we pull in a ton of food from our community. Things that can last a little while go a long way for us so we can make sure we can keep doing what we do throughout the whole summer.”
The goal is to raise 50,000 pounds of food for the two local food banks this year. Last year the event raised 73,000 pounds worth of food.
For more information on Target Hunger you can visit https://targethungerlethbridge.com/