It's time to fill those yellow bags
The sixth Rotary Food Drive is tomorrow (April 9).
The last one, held in September, collected 48,000 pounds of food and, since the service club took over the twice-a-year event, it has seen 145,000 pounds of food collected for the Kamloops Food Bank.
Last year, the food bank fed 6,931 clients, up from the year before. Of that number 782 were younger than five, 1,4904 were between the ages of six and 18 and 409 were 60 or older.
Monthly visits by clients ranges between 4,300 and 5,300.
The drive is fuelled by volunteers, and dozens will be at Interior Vault tomorrow to help unload Rotarians’ vehicles, sort the food and pack it up for future use.
And, the reality is the mountain of food will be gone in just a few short months.
Yellow plastic bags were distributed in Wednesday’s Kamloops This Week for donations, but, if people are unable to leave them out, forget or their house is missed, they can take donations to any grocery store in the city.