The London Food Bank is hoping Londoners will consider those in need as they prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving.
The food bank launched its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive on Friday.
This year’s campaign marks the 33rd year of the Thanksgiving Food Drive. In the 2020 campaign, 70,758 pounds of food were donated.
According to the food bank, nearly 8,000 households have used its services at least once in 2021. It also says nearly four in 10 of its clients are children and youth.
Items needed during the campaign include canned fruit and vegetables, peanut butter, canned or dry beans, canned salmon or tuna, low sugar cereals, oatmeal, pasta, and rice. The food bank also encourages donations of fresh produce, which would need to be dropped off at the food bank on Leathorne Street.
As always, donations of items like children’s lunch snacks, powdered milk, infant formula, baby food, and pablum are also needed.
In addition to the Leathorne Street location, donations can be dropped off at participating grocery stores. However, unlike in past years, donations are not currently being accepted at London fire halls.
While donations of food are welcome, the food bank is again encouraging people to make financial donations during the pandemic. To do so, people can go to www.londonfoodbank.ca and click on the “to donate” link.
The Thanksgiving Food Drive runs until October 11.
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