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Esquimalt, BC—The twenty-first annual food drive in Esquimalt is off to a generous start. Township and CUPE staff are collecting food in support of Esquimalt Neighbourhood House until December 18.
To date, roughly the volume of twelve garbage cans of non-perishable food has been collected.
“The Township of Esquimalt’s annual food drive is an essential way for Esquimalt Neighbourhood House to restock its ‘emergency food’ cupboard every year,” said Mary Lynn McKenna, Executive Director for Esquimalt Neighbourhood House. “Normally (pre-COVID19), the township’s annual food drive allows Esquimalt Neighbourhood House to have non-perishable food on hand for the short-term food needs of community members, until at least early fall every year.”
Last year, the township delivered three full van loads of food donations, estimated at 2,500 pounds.
Donations began on November 25. Residents can either drop off food or leave it to be picked up at their homes. Drop-off locations are the Esquimalt branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library and the Township of Esquimalt public works yard at 601 Canteen Road. Pickup service is scheduled the same days as residents’ garbage days. A separate vehicle will pick up the donation.
- South side: Dec 7-11
- North side: Dec 14-18
Details at esquimalt.ca or contact the township at 250-414-7100.
About Esquimalt Neighbourhood House
ENH is a non-profit that provides support services to children, youth, adults, families and seniors.
They are funded through the Ministry of Children and Family Development, the United Way, the Victoria Foundation, Health Canada, Island Health, the Township of Esquimalt and BC Gaming.
They also receive donations from generous local businesses, organizations, individuals and groups.
Tara Zajac, Manager of Communications