Heather Colberg is again spearheading the campaign and is hoping for good support from residents to give, as well as those who can take a night out to volunteer to help collect the groceries needed by local families.
This year the Drumheller Food Bank has seen a marked increase in demand. In 2010, the food bank’s activity has jumped by about 26 per cent over last year. According to www.drumsa.org, they are seeing less single people using the food bank and more families relying on the service to get them through another day.
The Drumheller Co-op has once again donated space for a collection headquarters where volunteers can sort food as it comes in.
The Drumheller Co-op and Freson Bros. IGA are showing their support for the community food drive. This week the stores will be displaying red labels in the grocery aisles to direct shoppers to key hamper items.
Colberg’s focus is in getting a groundswell of support to canvass neighbourhoods. She says they are looking for anyone who would like to help by canvassing the area in which they live (or help where needed). To volunteer contact Heather Colberg at 823-2369 or 823-4242.
“This is going to be a one night food blitz so the more volunteers we get the better we’ll be able to cover the town and help those who are less fortunate,” she said.
To make it easier for volunteers to collect food she asks that residents have articles bagged or boxed and labeled for the food drive the night of November 25.
“We are asking everyone to give as much as they feel they can,” she said.