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Challenge is on to gather 1,000 pounds for local food bank

The annual food drive for the Summerside Salvation Army Food Bank will take place this year Oct. 10-19 in the Evangeline and surrounding regions. Officially launching the drive are, from left, Diane McInnis from Évangéline-Central Credit Union with Angèle Arsenault and Rick Arsenault from Wellington Co-op.
The annual food drive for the Summerside Salvation Army Food Bank will take place this year Oct. 10-19 in the Evangeline and surrounding regions. Officially launching the drive are, from left, Diane McInnis from Évangéline-Central Credit Union with Angèle Arsenault and Rick Arsenault from Wellington Co-op.

This year, organizers of the Evangeline Food Drive are encouraging people to increase the volume of food donations to the cause as last year’s volume dropped to less than 750 pounds.

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.

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