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Guelph Food Bank launches spring food drive campaign

They're aiming to collect 90,000 lbs worth of food for people in need
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The front entrance of the Guelph Foodbank on Crimea Street. Troy Bridgeman/GuelphToday

Canada is expected to see a 60 per cent increase in people needing access to food banks this year due to the rising cost of living, according to  a survey conducted by the National Food Rescue Organization.

To meet these demands, the Guelph Food Bank has set a goal of collecting 90,000 lbs of food for their annual Spring Food Drive campaign, set to take place from March 30 to April 16. 

They increase in donations will help them to fill pantry shelves longer, into the summer season when donations typically decrease, the organization stated in a press release. 

Contributions to the campaign can be made by purchasing non-perishables and donating them to a local grocery store, dropping them off at a local fire hall, or at their 100 Crimea St. location from Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

Monetary donations can also be made on their website here. Every dollar donated allows them to provide two full meals to people in need. 

For more information on the Guelph Food Bank, visit their website