It is tremendously unfortunate that Tim Hortons chose – seemingly without explanation – to abandon the Summerside Food Drive in the spring.
This forced great hardship on the Food Bank during the spring and summer, but, thankfully, local farmers, Cavendish Farms, and other smaller businesses and churches helped fill the gap.
It is hard for the average family to believe that there are many families struggling simply to eat. We get up in the morning and have multiple choices for breakfast. Will I have a bagel, cereal, eggs, waffles, or toast today?
Meanwhile, our neighbours have nothing. Children go to school without food. Some teachers at Three Oaks, I’m told, actually bring extra food personally to help feed the students they know are hungry. (And, thankfully, schools often have food programs.)
We must not forget the needs of those around us; too often we forget. It is my understanding that Canada Post will host a Food Drive in early October. Please remember to give, because it may be your neighbor you are helping to feed.