Colchester Food Bank shelves are running low

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TRURO – Supplies at the Colchester Food Bank are dwindling this summer.

The facility’s co-ordinator, Mary DeAdder, told the Truro Daily News food bank representatives have to purchase a lot of the goods that will go to clients because donations are down.

“We are buying and using as we go because it’s not on the shelves … and because we have a higher (number) of clients so we are buying more compared to last summer,” said DeAdder.

The co-ordinator attributes the need for food, in part, to people and groups who usually donate being unavailable due to vacations, and schools and organizations closing for the summer. 

The co-ordinator said in June there were 1,053 food boxes given to clients, which was surprising.

“That’s our Christmas number … it’s so high I thought I miscounted,” said DeAdder.

Despite the challenges, DeAdder remains ever the optimist.

“We are going to be OK. I know the support is still there … the community is good to us and community gardens keep our doors open every summer.”

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the food bank is encouraged to drop off items such as soup, canned milk and meat, pasta, sugar, butter and crackers.

 

mchiasson@trurodaily.com

Twitter: tdnMonique

Organizations: Colchester Food Bank, Truro Daily News

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