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Food Bank collects fresh produce for Harvest Food Drive

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region will be collecting donations this Saturday at select Sobeys locations as part of their fifth annual Harvest Food Drive.
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Aiming to provide healthy, nourishing meals to those in need in the community, the Food Bank of Waterloo Region will be collecting donations this Saturday at select Sobeys locations as part of their fifth annual Harvest Food Drive. 

Residents are encouraged to buy and donate fresh food between noon at 4 p.m. on Saturday, while cash donations will also be accepted. 

"The Harvest Food Drive is a wonderful way to replenish our supply of fresh produces, which helps provide nourishing meals for people in our community," said Kim Wilhelm, acting CEO of The Food Bank. "Some of our most-needed items include carrots, potatoes, onions and apples."

In a release, the Food Bank noted that they've distributed more than 1.4 million pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables between June 2020 and July 2021 through their Community Food Assistance Network - an eight per cent increase over the same span the year before.

"The annual Harvest Food Drive allows us to provide healthier and more nutritious choices to our community programs and agency partners," said Wilhelm. "We're so grateful to all community members who give generously to help others in need."

Locations with volunteers on site to collect donations on Saturday include:

  • Sobeys Bridgeport
  • Sobeys Columbia
  • Sobeys Fischer-Hallman
  • Sobeys Highland
  • Sobeys Ira Needles
  • Sobeys Northfield (Parkside)
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