Summer Food Drive Aims for 30,000 Pounds of Donations

By Sarah Klein

Community volunteers will be making the rounds on Saturday in a handful of city neighbourhoods to collect food donations for Winnipeg Harvest.

The 5th Annual Latter Day Saints Summer Food Drive raised 21,000 pounds of food last year and hopes to raise 30,000 this year.

60,000 doorknob placards will be left at homes in River Heights, East Kildonan, St.Vital and Fort Richmond this week to make homeowners aware of the campaign.

The idea is to get homeowners to place a non-perishable food item on their front steps on Saturday, as volunteers collect the donations between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For those who don’t receive a door hanger, there are four drop-off locations on July 17 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the following locations: 700 London Street, 505 Academy Road, 45 Dalhousie Drive and 809 Setter Street.

The most wanted items are canned fish and poultry, baby food and formula, canned vegetables and fruit, canned stew, chili and beans, light peanut butter, dry pasta, rice, canned spaghetti sauce, cereal and canned soup.

If for some reason your food isn’t picked up, donors are asked to call 982-3663.