Friday, November 02, 2018 - 4:15 PM

Annual Food Drive Starts November 19

Annual food drive image of food donations

From Monday, Nov. 19 to Friday, Nov. 23 the City is holding the fifth annual food drive to collect non-perishable food items in support of the Community Food Sharing Association.

To participate, residents are asked to package non-perishable food items and place it outside the home, in a visible location near the road, by 8 a.m. on their garbage day. City staff will collect the donations beginning at 8 a.m.

Residents in apartment buildings should ask their building manager to organize a collection area and to contact 311 (754-CITY) to arrange a pickup.

Food items can also be dropped off at City Hall, the H.G.R. Mews Centre, Paul Reynolds Community Centre, or Southlands, Kilbride Lions and Shea Heights Community Centres.

The daily tallies of food collected will be posted on social media using #nlfooddrive.

The Community Food Sharing Association stocks food banks throughout the province; commonly needed items include:
Peanut Butter
Cheese Whiz
Macaroni and Cheese
Canned Beans
Canned Soup and Stew          
Dried Pasta, Noodles & Rice
Pasta Sauce
Canned Meat and Fish
Beans and Legumes
Canned Vegetables and Fruit
Canned/Powdered Milk
Breakfast Cereal
Baking Supplies

Since the City of St. John's first food drive in 2014, residents have donated more than 450,000 pounds of non-perishable food to the Community Food Sharing Association.