After a night of collecting, sorting, and packing, the Hillcrest Church’s Better Together Food Drive resulted in a whopping 44,216 lbs donation to the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank.
While not as high as in some previous years, it’s still a substantial donation to the local food bank. “It’s a little more than last year – our pre-Covid numbers were almost 10,000 lbs higher - but we are incredibly happy with the efforts and generosity produced from last night’s food drive,” said Karen McNaughton, organizer for the event.
The food drive has taken place for the past 18 years, and the church hopes to continue the tradition. “We have no end in sight. We hope that we’ll do the 19th annual next year,” said McNaughton.
Terri Smith, operations manager with the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank, says everyone’s efforts are appreciated. “We're just very thankful, very grateful for the public to help us with this, just to help the citizens that’re having a hard time right now.”
Donations are always accepted by the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank. You can drop items off in person from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday by ringing the bell at the loading dock at the back of the building, cheques can be mailed to 270 Fairford St W, or you can donate online by clicking here.
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