Food Drive Needs Boost

It’s going to take a big finish for the London Cares Curbside Food Drive to hit this year’s goal.

Halfway through the campaign for the London Food Bank, just 16,000 lbs of food have been collected.

The goal is 65,000 lbs, a slight increase on last year’s total.

“We knew going into the drive the provincial election would have an impact on the response.  We had a similar experience a few years ago when two such events coincided,” says Glen Pearson, co-executive director of the London Food Bank. “Defeating hunger should be part of any public policy agenda and the Curb Hunger food drive is one way we express our collective will to keep families from going hungry.”

“We need Londoners’ help in our final days to stock the shelves at the food bank with much needed food items for the summer months ahead,” says Jay Stanford, director, environment, fleet and solid waste for the City of London.

Londoners have three ways to donate: giving non-perishable food items at their neighbourhood grocery store, donating at any one of London’s Tim Horton’s locations, or leaving non-perishable food items out with their garbage and recycling on their zone’s collection day.

The following is the remaining curbside schedule for this year’s food drive:

  •            Wednesday, June 12              Zone C
  •            Thursday, June 13                  Zone D
  •            Friday, June 14                        Zone E