On May 13 and 14, masked volunteers were in the parking lots at Bullock’s Independent and Metro with a singular goal: gather as many donations as possible for The Salvation Army Food Bank.
The food drive was organized by the Kiwanis Club of Huntsville Muskoka. Both grocers supported the effort with in-store food drive specials and labels indicating most-needed items to encourage donations of products.
“Thank you to all who participated in any way to make this a wonderful success,” The Salvation Army Huntsville wrote on their Facebook page.
The organization said it is most in need of: peanut butter and jams, canned fish and meats, juice boxes, canned vegetables and fruits, dry rice, Kraft Dinner, pasta and pasta sauces, Boost, coffee, tea, sugar, powdered milk, infant formulas, infant diapers (sizes 4-6), bath products and toiletries, feminine hygiene products, and paper products like napkins, toilet paper, tissues and paper towel.
If you missed the food drive and would like to donate, you can drop items at The Salvation Army Food Bank at 4 Mary St E, Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Ring the doorbell to the right of the door and someone will meet you. Call 705-789-3398 for more information.
The Salvation Army Food Bank continues to operate by appointment only, and is distributing hampers from the door of the church to minimize contact. If you require their assistance, call 705-789-3398 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday to make an appointment.
Kiwanis Club president, Martin Mann, thanked all of its members, and in particular food drive chair Rick Brooks, for making the food drive a success. For updates from the club, visit their Facebook page.
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