Despite financial stresses, spring food drive tops last year’s haul

The remarkable thing about the spring drive of the London Food Bank isn’t that Londoners donated more than they did last year, says its co-executive director. It’s that they gave more at a time when there’s a housing crisis, inflation is on the rise, gas prices are going through the roof and interest rates are […]

Rekindled personal connections powering London Food Bank spring drive

Food donations have soared and volunteers have returned, bringing a strong sense of connection back to London’s annual spring food drive after several years of mostly virtual fundraising. It’s the final weekend for the 10-day campaign – typically the most fruitful stretch – to stock shelves and coffers at the London Food Bank as needs […]

Early totals for spring food drive ‘inspiring’: Food bank

The London Food Bank’s spring drive has collected more than 9,000 kilograms of food since it was launched last week. The annual drive had collected 9,011 kilograms of food and cash equivalents by Monday, down slightly from 9,064 kilograms by the same time last year, said food bank co-director Jane Roy, who called the generosity […]