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Friday, October 5, 2018

Donations Needed For Thanksgiving Food Drive

Owen Sound | by Matt Hermiz  

Salvation Army drive will run until next Tuesday, October 9th

The 32nd annual Salvation Army Thanksgiving Food Drive in Owen Sound is in need of contributions.

Salvation Army Services Director Alice Wannan says about 5,000 pounds of food donations have come in thus far and the hope is to bring in at least 25,000 pounds to ensure the Owen Sound Food Bank has enough supplies to meet demand until Christmas.

Wannan says the biggest needs at the Owen Sound Food Bank this year are canned tomatoes, juice, canned meat, canned pasta, canned fruit and soup.

In the last 12 months, Wannan says 6,993 people have relied on the Owen Sound Food Bank.

One in three of those people were children.

"That's kind of an alarming trend for us to be seeing that new face of hunger seems to be children," Wannan explains. "We're really concerned about making sure we have food for them this year."

Donations to the Salvation Army Thanksgiving Food Drive can be made to food bins set up at any local grocery store in Owen Sound.

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