The need in our community continues with the Brockville and Area Food Bank serving an average of 1,275 clients per month.
Brockville – The Rotary Clubs of Brockville are organizing their annual fall food drive in support of The Brockville & Area Food Bank to be held from October 7th to 12th.
Public collection will be from Wednesday October 9th through Saturday October 12th while elementary School collection runs from Monday October 7th to Friday October 11th.
This year’s goal is to collect 26,000 lbs. of food donations and $35,000 in cash donations. This amount represents approximately a 3-month supply of what is distributed to those in need from the Brockville and Area Food Bank.
Kick off of the event will be RBC Royal Bank presenting a $5,000 cheque to the Brockville and Area Food Bank on Tuesday October 8th at 4:00 PM at the Home Hardware Parking lot at the Kriska sorting truck.
As well there will be a live 12-hour radio remote with BOB FM and JR FM and collection site on Thursday Oct. 10th and Friday Oct. 11th from 6 AM to 6 PM at the Superstore on Parkedale Ave.
The Recorder and Times will be distributing 16,500 brown paper food donation collection bags in their newspaper on Thursday October 3rd.
In addition, pre-packaged bags will be available for purchase at many retailers including Superstore, Walmart, Home Hardware, Food Basics, Giant Tiger, Brockville County Club and Metro.
Donations can be dropped at the following locations; Superstore, RBC Brockville Branch, Walmart, Home Hardware, Giant Tiger, Food Basics and Metro.
The Brockville and Area Food Bank has no paid staff, it is a 100% volunteer run organization. The need in our community continues with the Brockville and Area Food Bank serving an average of 1,275 clients per month.
The Food Bank spends on average $14,400 a month in addition to donated food that is received by the food bank to meet the needs of our community. The annual budget to purchase food in addition to donated items for the Food Bank is $175,000 annually. These funds are raised through events like this food drive from our generous community donors.
Besides donated food items, The Food bank strives to purchase healthier and fresh foods like, milk, meat, eggs, fruit and vegetables.
From January 1st through August 31st, 2017, the Brockville Food Bank has served an average of 650 families per month and the food costs to feed those families has risen to almost $15,000 per month.
Last year’s food drive collected over 16,316 lbs. of food and $36,400 in cash donations representing approximately a 3-month supply of what is distributed by the Brockville and Area Food Bank.
For more information on the food bank: https://operationharvestsharing.wordpress.com