Volunteers from the Wesbrooke and Friends in Need Food Bank held a food drive in Pitt Meadows on Saturday. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

Pitt Meadows food drive stocks shelves at food bank

Donations are generally down this time of year

Volunteers from and the Friends in Need Food Bank held a food drive in Pitt Meadows on Saturday, and helped to stock the shelves.

Food bank executive director Mary Robson said the 16 boxes of food collected by the Wesbrooke Seniors Centre and Save On Foods by 1 p.m. was already an excellent result, and volunteers reported that a lot of cash donations had been taken in, although the total has not yet been tallied.

It was the fifth annual event, and in prior years it had garnered a combined $6,700 and almost 13,000 kilograms of food.

Robson said the donations come at a key time, as spring is often when the food bank experiences a lull in donations.

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