The Newark Neighbours food drive was a resounding success last weekend, thanks to the generosity of more than 150 donors. Nearly 1,500 individual items were donated.
The group says there wasn’t a single item on their list that they didn’t receive multiple of.
For two days, volunteers from the Rotary Club drove around Niagara-on-the-Lake and collected items from residents who had signed up for the drive.
The Neighbours were low on soup and paper towels, but said they have gotten enough of both to last months. They also appreciated the cans of tuna, salmon and chunky soup.
“We couldn’t have done this without the Rotary Club because they were the drivers who actually went around and picked everything up,” said food bank manager Cindy Grant. “So, our deep gratitude to the Rotary Club, and of course to the community for once again stepping up.”