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Newark Neighbours food drive kicks off Saturday
Newark Neighbours volunteers. (File/Richard Harley)

Newark Neighbours and the NOTL Rotary Club are gearing up for a porch pickup food drive this Saturday and Sundy, and are looking to residents to help ensure the event a success.   

On May 15 and 16, teams will be picking up food donations from local porches between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

"We’ve been able to count on your generosity in the past. It’s always been overwhelming and is appreciated very much. We’re sorry to be asking but we need your help again," Newark Neighbours said in a news release.

The group notes all volunteers will wear masks and gloves, and will stay physically distanced for a contactless pickup.   

Anyone wishing to donate items can call 905-468-7498 or email to register for pickup.

The charity is seeking dried and canned foods for its food bank, such as soups, vegetables, chili, spaghetti, crackers, rice, cereal and granola bars.

While the Newark Neighbours thrift store at 310 John St. remains closed, the food bank is currently "well stocked" on canned tuna, stuffing mix, canned corn, oatmeal, cranberry sauce, tomato sauce and pasta.