Drive helps Food Bank

The Red Deer Food Bank’s shelves are more stocked thanks to the efforts of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Red Deer Food Bank’s shelves are more stocked thanks to the efforts of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Mormon Helping Hands Red Deer Food Bank Drive held on Oct. 20 collected 16,500 pounds of food donations, down from 21,800 pounds in last fall’s food drive.

Spokeswoman Vesna Higham said that the chilly weather likely had an impact on this fall’s drive. The congregations go out in the community twice a year and in the past four years, have collected more than 75,000 pounds of food.