Rotary aims to fill Tri-City food bank shelves
A local service club is joining forces with Share Family and Community Services to make sure everyone has enough food this fall.
Rotary Clubs of Coquitlam, Coquitlam Sunrise, Port Moody and Port Coquitlam are hosting the Rotary Generous Hearts Food Drive to try to stock the shelves of the food bank and help the 350 Tri-City families that use the food bank each week.
Volunteers will be at several local grocery stores asking shoppers to consider purchasing a tin of canned meat, peanut butter, canned vegetables and rice. Rotary club members will collect the food from noon to 6 p.m. and deliver it to Share.
Participating grocery stores are:
• Thrifty Foods, Austin Station, 2662 Austin Ave., Coquitlam;
• Thrifty Foods, Suter Brook, 170 Brew St., Port Moody;
• Save-On-Foods, Pinetree Village, 2991 Lougheed Hwy., Coquitlam;
• Save-On-Foods, 2385 Ottawa St., Port Coquitlam;
• MarketPlace IGA, 1410 Parkway Blvd., Coquitlam;
• and MarketPlace IGA, 221 Ioco Rd., Port Moody.
According to Share, the food bank distributes 800 food hampers to hungry families each week. Last year, 2,859 households turned to the food bank, 8,634 Tri-City residents were fed from the food bank, and more than half of them were children.
Donations of food will also be accepted at the Share food bank located at 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody or at any local grocery store with a food bank box in the Tri-Cities
To give a financial donation, call 604-540-9161 or visit www.sharesociety.ca.