The annual Rotary Food Bank Drive is today.
The Salvation Army’s Lieutenant Peter Kim says the demand is high for non-perishable food items.
“What we’ve seen in our stats is an increase in the amount of food that we are having people come in (to get).”
He says last year; 3,111 hampers were given out and 32,518 meals were served.
“We are seeing the same sort of trends right now, we are seeing a lot of families coming, but we are still seeing new faces as well, coming to use our soup kitchen and food bank.”
The teams of volunteers will be going door-to-door from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Some of the most needed items include: pasta noodles, tin meat, canned vegetables, and diapers sizes 4, 5 and 6 as well as men’s and women’s razors.
The Annual Rotary Food Drive collected a record 46.5 tonnes of non-perishable food items and donations in 2016.