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Thursday, September 28, 2023
Editorial: Give again to Newark Neighbours
The Lake Report's weekly editorial. File

We have shared this message before.

The food bank at Newark Neighbours needs help from the generous folks of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The agency is holding another food drive this Saturday and has a long shopping list of items that it requires in order to continue serving its clientele.

The good news is that part of the reason for the public appeal is that Newark Neighbours has moved into its spacious new home on Niagara Stone Road in Virgil.

The organization now is blessed with more space than it has ever had before, both for its thrift store and its food bank.

And, as board chair Cindy Grant tells us in a story elsewhere in this edition, those new shelves are looking a bit empty.

The agency, and the people who rely on it for help, needs the good people of NOTL to step up again and help stock this newly expanded service with non-perishable items.

The list is long, with everything from canned goods and pasta to cereal and toiletries. You’ll find the full list in this week’s paper.

We have asked this before: How is it possible that the need can be so great in a town like Niagara-on-the-Lake?

In a town blessed with so much, with such wealth and prosperity, how is it possible that Newark Neighbours needs to exist? Well, welcome to the reality of life in 2023, a reality many of us don’t ever have to endure.

It’s a service that the organization has been providing for more than half a century and the need keeps growing.

For some residents, Newark Neighbours is an essential service, providing food and sustenance.

We also know and trust, as you have done time and again, NOTL residents will give generously to help those who need the help of Newark Neighbours.

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