The Wesbrooke in Pitt Meadows will be hosting its third annual spring food drive for the Friends in Need Food Bank on Saturday, April 16.
From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., donations of non-perishable food can be dropped off at The Wesbrooke Seniors Living Community (12000 190A St.), or at Save-on Foods, or Vancity Meadowtown.
Announcing the food drive to council, food bank executive director Mary Robson said her organization served 250 Pitt Meadows households with a monthly hamper and regular produce in 2015.
The number of clients totalled 540 individuals, and 31 per cent of those were children, while another 27 per cent were seniors and people over 50 years of age.
In its first year in April 2014, The Wesbrooke food drive gathered over 23,000 pounds of food, with the help of hundreds of volunteers. It was the largest single food drive ever for the Friends in Need Food Bank. It was organized by former city councillor Gwen O’Connell to mark the city centennial celebration.