Those famous yellow bags are back once again. The Target Hunger initiative has launched in our city. The bags are dropped off at each home in Lethbridge and the community is asked to bag items of food to help our city’s local food banks. Danielle McIntyre, the Executive Director for the Interfaith Food Bank, says the goal this year is to raise 50,000 pounds of food.
“The items that we’re recruiting right now are especially those non-perishable items that’ll be safe on your doorstep. We certainly wouldn’t want too many things that would go bad if they sat outside for a little bit. Not only do we need to fill all of the routes in the city- I believe it’s 200 routes in the city, we also are recruiting volunteers to help us with sorting the food as it arrives on site at the food banks on June 11. Likely it’ll continue for a while afterwards if we continue to have the good results that we saw last year.”
Volunteers will pick up the bags on June 11 and residents are asked to put their food out on their porch the night before.
For more information on Target Hunger you can visit https://targethungerlethbridge.com/