Yellow Fall Food Drive bags will be collected on in the north end of Red Deer on Oct. 23 to help the Red Deer Food Bank help feed hungry families.
This week yellow plastic bags were delivered to the doorsteps of homes on the north side of the city and they will be picked up on Saturday Oct. 23 between 10 a.m. and noon.
Anyone who did not get a yellow bag in their mailbox is welcome to bring donations to the Kentwood chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (8 Keast Way) between 10 a.m. and noon on Oct. 23.
“We consistently run out of specific items like Kraft Dinner, canned beans and canned fruit,” explained Mitch Thomson, executive director of the Red Deer Food Bank.
“We’ve been holding our own, but we’re consistently unable to provide those items. Forty percent of those served by the Red Deer Food Bank are children and comfort foods like macaroni and cheese is always in demand.”
Other items that are always in demand include canned vegetables, tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce, and canned dinners like Beefaroni and hearty soups. All food donations are appreciated.
The food drive, organized by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Red Deer, has become an important way for the Red Deer Food Bank to stock its shelves.
All volunteers will be wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment to prevent the spread of COVID-19.