Help the Alliston Food Bank This Thanksgiving

The Food bank in Alliston has been helping local residents in need for over 20 years.

Despite the few changes that took place through the years, the Good Shepherd Food Bank is still alive and kicking just off the main street in Alliston and working with 80 volunteers that manage to provide food for 280 families.

The Good Shepherd Food Bank’s was first open just east of its current location on Victoria Street West. At the beginning there was little food on the shelves and a little hope that the food bank will continue with its work.

However, the need for food grew year after year and the Good Shepherd group learned how to work for the better of the people in need and started serving families in Alliston, Baxter, Cookstown, Everett, Mansfield, Rosemont and Thornton.

Unfortunately, the food bank now serves even people who never thought that they will be needing the food bank to help them. However, no matter if the clients are new or regular, the volunteers are working throughout the entire year to make sure that everyone is satisfied.

And now, Alliston Herald is entering in a collaboration with the Good Shepherd Food Bank to stock the shelves and be prepared for Thanksgiving.

In the issue of the Herald on October 3rd, you will find a paper bag. You can take part in the activity to help the bank by filling the bag with non-perishable food and drop it off at one of the designated locations.

The items you donate can include canned vegetables, fruit, juice, meat, pasta, tuna, cooking oil and baby food. Cash donations are also welcome.

The locations in Alliston are at Sobeys or Zehrs, or the food bank Friday, October 10th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or Saturday, October 11th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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