Friday, November 17, 2017 - 9:30 PM

City Food Drive Starts on Monday

From Monday, Nov. 20 to Friday, Nov. 24 the City of St. John’s is holding a 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 location visible from the road, by 8 a.m. on their garbage day. City staff will collect the donations beginning at 8 a.m. in a truck separate from the garbage truck. The food donations will not be picked up at the same time as your garbage.

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 the Southlands, Kilbride Lions and Shea Heights Community Centres.

The City and Councillors will post daily tallies 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 & Cheese
• Canned Beans
• Canned Soup & Stew  
• Dried Pasta, Noodles & Rice
• Pasta Sauce
• Canned Meat & Fish
• Beans & Legumes
• Canned Vegetables & 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 350,000 pounds of non-perishable food to the Community Food Sharing Association.