The Inn of the Good Shepherd has set an ambitious goal of collecting 40,000 lbs. of food during the Thanksgiving fall food drive
“Over the summer months the donations of food decline. The community is thinking summer fun and holidays, not hunger,” said executive director Myles Vanni.
“As a result, our shelves are empty and we are entering into a very critical time of year.”
Brown paper bags have been delivered to local mailboxes by Sarnia Journal carriers, and in Bright’s Grove and Corunna by Canada Post.
Residents are asked to use them to collect non-perishable food items in short supply at the Inn food bank.
Some of the most needed items are side dishes, canned pasta, lunchable items, cereal, canned fruit, canned meat, coffee, peanut butter, and hygiene products like deodorant, razors and shampoo.
Some 1,850 people use the food bank each month, with nearly half of them children.
The paper bags can be dropped off at most area grocery stores, fire halls, 950 Confederation St. and The Inn at 115 John St.