Major food raising period underway at N2N Centre
Officials at Neighbour to Neighbour Centre are looking for help from the community to keep the shelves of their food bank full between now and Christmas.
“This is a very crucial time of year for us,” said Denise Arkell, executive director at the Athens Street centre that sees as many as 1,300 families each month use their food bank.
Arkell said annual Thanksgiving food drive is underway and they are in particular need of snacks that children can take to school along with cereal, peanut butter, baby formula and diapers, canned tuna and salmon and canned fruits and vegetables.
Arkell said fresh produce from a number of community gardens helped fill the donation gap over the summer and she expects the vegetables to keep coming in until mid to late October.
Food donations can be dropped off at the west Mountain food bank from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
“We will pick up large donations,” Arkell said.
Arkell said the centre is also looking for teams for a fundraising bowl-a-thon slated for Splitsville on Stone Church Road East on Oct. 4.
“We’re still accepting teams of five,” said Arkell, who added each player is being asked to gather pledges of at least $100.
The bowling night begins with registration at 6 p.m.
Arkell said finger foods will be provided at the event.
For more information on donations or the bowl-a-thon, see n2ncentre.com or call the centre at 905-574-1334 ext 200.