This year the community is challenged to contribute $1,000 lbs.
A food collection contest is also being arranged at Evangeline School where the class that gathers the greatest volume of food will win a $100 prize.
According to the managers of the food bank, the need for food contributions is being felt more and more each year, especially as the fall and winter months approach. Hard economic and social condition means that a growing number of Islanders simply don’t make enough money to meet their family’s basic needs. Some are forced to choose between heating their home or eating. They therefore have no other choice but to turn to social assistance agencies.
There will also be a family Mega-Bingo benefit being organized for Sunday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Evangeline School cafeteria in Abram-Village. At this event, only monetary donations will be accepted.