Submitted Media Release
The Brantford Food Bank is thrilled to announce that the Annual Thanks 4 Giving Municipal Food Drive was a huge success and has exceeded its goal of 30,000 pounds of food raised over the month of October.
“Our community rose to the challenge! We are so very pleased to announce that our Municipal Food Drive raised a phenomenal 40,170 pounds of food, surpassing our goal by 10,170 pounds!” says Heather Vanner, Executive Director.
The annual Food Drive began on October 1 and ran to the 31st, bringing in non-perishable and fresh food for the Food Bank. Fresh, frozen and non-perishable food was generously donated by the local community through individual, corporate and community group contributions and food drives.
“We are very grateful to our community and inspired by the generosity. I would like to thank all business, organizations, and individuals who helped us raise over 40,000 lbs. Always remember that every food drive, donation at your local grocery store, or items you drop off at our Food Bank makes a huge difference in someone’s life,” says Ashley Singleton, Food Procurement Coordinator.
The food raised during the food drive will assist the Food Bank in providing emergency food assistance to an average of 2,300 individuals, including singles, families, children and seniors each month. The Brantford Food Bank continues to need food donations to help its clients, as well as local food providers that operate local food cupboards and food programs.
Donations are always in need and can be dropped off at local grocery stores and at the Brantford Food Bank, 1100 Clarence Street South.