Letter: Latter Day Saints doing food drive for Morinville Food Bank this weekend

It’s time to help replenish the cupboards at Morinville.  We believe that families helping families is the quickest way to do that!

On Saturday, September 24th, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Morinville and area will be collecting non-perishable food donations to help restock the Morinville Food Bank.

This marks the 10th year that we will be holding a door-to-door food drive.

For one week every September local volunteers deliver donation bags to the front doors of homes in Morinville. Generous people then fill those bags with healthy, nutritional, and much needed non-perishable food and leave the bag on their doorsteps before 10 am on September 24th. Those same volunteers then pick up your donations and bring them back to the Food Bank to be sorted and distributed to Morinville.

In the days leading up to the drive, bags are being delivered to homes on the food collection routes.  Generous people living on the routes will be able to donate simply by placing non-perishable food items on their doorsteps before 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 24th.

That day, the same local volunteers will pick the food up to give to the Morinville Food Bank to be sorted and distributed to those in need in Morinville.

The Fall can be a stressful time of year for many, from worrying about back-to-school expenses to seeing increased lighting and heating costs. Local Food Banks are still experiencing high demand with many finding they need emergency food support as they continue to recover from the economic downturn, higher cost of living and the risks of continued disruptions to the global supply chain.

This food drive is a simple way for all the people who live along the collection routes to help their neighbours in need.

Leasa Sulz

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