PARRY SOUND – The Salvation Army’s food bank is hungry for donations.
From now until March 28, the organization has set up blue barrels inside Parry Sound Walmart, Sobeys and Starbucks to assist with its Easter food drive.
This Saturday, Salvation Army volunteers will also be on hand outside Sobeys for a one-day event collecting donations and selling $5 and $10 pre-packaged bags of food to donate.
“More food banks in the region report the need for food is increasing, and donations of food are often not keeping pace with the need,” said Salvation Army Captain Peter van Duinen. “We rely entirely on the generosity of the public to ensure that our food bank shelves are full and allow us to continue to support vulnerable people in our community. This type of support goes a long way in allowing the Salvation Army to fulfill its mission of meeting human needs.”
Van Duinen added the food bank is especially low on cereals, soups and stews.
Anyone wishing to donate perishable food items such as bread, eggs and meat along with any monetary contributions, can go directly to the Salvation Army food bank at 61 Gibson Street between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Monday to Friday.
Harvest Share is also accepting donations at its 22A Miller Street location.