The Regina Food Bank officially launched their 2018 food drive Wednesday.
Food bags were delivered to homes across the city, and people are encouraged to fill them with food donations and drop them off at the food bank, select grocery stores, or Regina city or fire halls.
Interm Food Bank CEO Todd Sandin said there is always a need for food donations.
“We service 8,000 requests per month, and when we don’t have supplies in our food bank right now, it’s hard for us to service the people,” Sandin said. “The amount of food that we collected last year was 350 tons, that carried us over until early spring, so we couldn’t do what we do without the community.”
Last year, the food drive provided 900,000 meals, which is a record.
Sherwood Co-op CEO Troy Verboom said their virtual food drive is an easy process.
“People can just go on their computers and donate online to the food bank to assist them to fight hunger and feed hope, and it’s easy, it’s convenient, and just sit at your computer and make a quick donation.”
Spokesperson for the Saskatchewan Girl Guides Council Brenda Gartner said the scouts and guides began this food drive 32 years ago.
“The scouts and guides saw the need in the community that the food bank was available for families, and they felt that the cupboards were bare at the food bank and thought that they could do something to make a difference.”
The drive wraps up Saturday, October 13th.