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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Niagara police’s annual food drive teams up with Newark
Newark Neighbours is one of several food bank organizations that Niagara Regional Police Services are collaborating with this spring in the region. Seen here is a photo of the food bank's shelves prior to its Thanksgiving food drive in 2022. SOMER SLOBODIAN/FILE PHOTO

As part of this year’s National Police Week, the Niagara Regional Police Service is gearing up for its fourth-annual spring food drive, which will make a stop in Niagara-on-the-Lake on May 16.

In three years, Spring Forward Food Drive has collected 51,044 pounds, or 23,153 kilograms, in food and $35,113 in cash/gift cards donations from members of the public and businesses.

Niagara officers with the police service’s community engagement unit have once again partnered with 10 local food banks and 13 local grocery stores in an effort to help support the demand for food and donations within Niagara.

They will be at Newark Neighbours, located at 1551 Niagara Stone Rd., on Thursday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. collect donations.

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