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Sunday, October 2, 2022
YWCA’s summer food drive supports low-income families
The YWCA will collect non-perishable donations at six locations across the region, including at F45 Training in Virgil.
The YWCA will collect non-perishable donations at six locations across the region, including at F45 Training in Virgil.

The Niagara Region YWCA is running a food drive from Aug. 19 to 25, to help collect donations for low-income families who suffer from food insecurity.

Non-perishable donations will be collected at six locations across the region, including one in Niagara-on-the-Lake at F45 Training on Niagara Stone Road.

“With the pandemic, needs have definitely risen,” said YWCA spokesperson Catherine Leniarsky.

“We’re seeing more families now than ever. A food drive is a really great way to get the community involved and help spread the word.”

The YWCA helps to support low-income families in Niagara through emergency shelter, food and other programs.

This is the organization’s first food drive and donations are going directly to the shelters that the YWCA provides across the region, five of which serve three meals a day to over 120 people year-round.