Helping Hand Food Bank in Tillsonburg is introducing a new fall grocery store gift card drive this year to replace its annual one-day ‘food blitz.’
A new Thanksgiving Grocery Store Gift Card Drive will give people the opportunity to purchase a gift card at their favourite grocery stores in town during the month of September. Leave the gift card at the store and the food bank will pick them up. Donations by cash or cheque at the food bank will also be appreciated.
“I’d like to thank the community for all their support during COVID – food, financial, and people who have offered to volunteer,” said Brenda Fitzgerald, Helping Hand Food Bank interim coordinator. “Unfortunately we’ve not been able to take any new volunteers because we have to keep our numbers down.
“I’d also like to take the opportunity thank Joan Clarkson for everything that she’s done, as she is in the process of retiring. She’s done a lot for the community, a lot of for the food bank, and for the food drive.