Target Hunger smashes food donation goal

The Lethbridge community came up huge for Target Hunger this year.

Residents donated over 56,000 pounds of food and helped contribute financial donations adding up to just under $192,000.

Danielle McIntyre, the executive director of the Interfaith Food Bank says she’s amazed by those who continue to give in our community.

“It was just the perfect day with the perfect weather, and our volunteers had a blast. We had a bunch of fun unloading vehicles, and here at Interfaith, we were able to get most of our food even sorted. Both food banks need volunteers for weeks to come to get through all of it and make sure it ends up in the right places. The food needs are great right now, and to be able to see so many people step up to help is just really quite heartwarming.”

McIntyre says donations will still be accepted at both the Interfaith and Lethbridge Food Banks for those who may have been late getting their yellow bags in.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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