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Ramping up for food drive

    Organizers are gearing up for their one night blitz to help bring food to the tables of those in need, and residents have an easier way to give to the cause.
    This week, The Salvation Army dropped thousands of red grocery bags into the mail. These bags are for residents to pack and leave on their doorstep. This way volunteers are able to easily identify donations for the food drive, making collection that much easier.
    “We felt the bags would bring more awareness in regards to the needs of the food bank, especially this year because demands have risen and we need to raise our efforts to meet the demand,” said Lt. Matt Sheils of The Salvation Army.”
  This year’s annual food drive is slated for Thursday, November 24. The blitz starts at 6 p.m. and volunteers will be combing Drumheller neighbourhoods from Nacmine to Rosedale. There will also be volunteers canvassing Morrin, Munson and Carbon.
    Organizer Heather Colberg is grateful for the support of volunteers. This year, groups including the Morrin Library Club, the Sea Cadets, Drumheller Scouts, the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, the Drumheller Dragons, the DVSS boys basketball and girls volleyball teams and the St. Anthony’s volleyball teams are all pitching in.
    The former Liquidation World in Greentree Mall is once again the place where donations will be sorted.
    Colberg said they are still in great need of more volunteers on the evening of the food drive. Crews will muster at various locales throughout the valley before they head out. She says there are areas of Midland, as well as downtown Drumheller that are in need of volunteers.
    To learn more or to sign up as a volunteer, contact Heather Colberg at 403-823-0811, 403-8223-4242 or 403-823-2369.


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