The Airdrie Food Bank (AFB) officially announced that it collected a record 62,633 pounds of food through their recent food drive.
In contrast, last year’s food drive collected 45,771 pounds of food.
According to their update, that will help feed 3,100 people.
The full shelves are a massive contrast from the state the food bank was in just a few weeks ago, when they were turning away volunteers due to the lack of food to sort.
Following the food drive on Sept. 16, donations continued to stream in from grocery stores that had collection boxes and communities where donation bags were initially missed during the drive.
For the first time, AFB included information on the donation bag tags on how to support the food bank financially, and it expects a good result from that as well, said AFB’s events, marketing and communications manager Christine Taylor. While they have received generous financial donations, an official number has not been made public following this recent campaign.
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