Community

Abbotsford Food Bank needs more support

The Abbotsford Food Bank wants local residents to pitch in and help out by donating food and funds this spring.

As the number of individuals in need continues to grow, community support is increasingly important.

To restock the shelves with nutritious and staple foods such as beans, canned meats, rice and cereal, residents in Abbotsford are encouraged to donate to the Extra Helping Spring National Food Drive, which kicked off April 8 and runs through April 28.

During that time, residents can purchase or bring non-perishable food items and drop them into the Extra Helping food donation bins in their local Extra Foods and Real Canadian Superstore locations.

People can also make a cash donation at the checkout counter. This year, the goal is to raise $1.2 million and 1.2 million pounds of food for local food banks across Canada.

In B.C., the most needed non-perishable items include: canned meat and fish, canned soups and stews, beans in tomato sauce, peanut butter, dry pasta and pasta sauce, and baby items such as baby food and formula.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Health ministers reassure Canadians about Ebola
 
Dare to Care
 
Abbotsford walk raises funds for rare diseases
Former U.S. judge sentenced for trying to bring handguns across border
 
Fenced in by an abusive relationship
 
UPDATE: Teen fighting for his life after car nearly sheared in half in Surrey crash
HYACK FESTIVAL 2011: May Day on Wednesday, May 25
 
Hyacks Tailgate Auction returns
 
Photo: Second annual powwow a riot of colour

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 26 edition online now. Browse the archives.