The 2022 donations for the The Fill a Bag campaign at the Salvation Army Food Bank photo credit Pat Dunbar

The Salvation Army’s 2022 fill a bag campaign has reported another great year with the support of the community. Organizer Pat Dunbar says: “There were roughly 50 teams of volunteers to deliver the bags to all of North Grenville, and then picking them up the following Sunday,  bringing in over 2500 bags of donated items”.  This will allow the food bank to help an estimated 150 families with a Christmas hamper, as well as restocking the shelves to provide food to anyone in need.  

There were several organizations that came out to give a hand unloading the bags from the cars, such as the Girl Guides of Canada, The Boy Scouts, and the Navy League Sea cadets. Pat was overwhelmed and gob smacked at such a great turn out. “The youth in the community who came out were very respectful and did such a great job!”. 

There are many people to thank for making this campaign successful: the Food bank volunteers and community volunteers who are sorting and checking the expiry dates of every item, the community for their support donating  non-perishables items and dropping off any missed bags, and a special thank you to Rig Mac for coming in to pick up bags on a few routes that were short on volunteers. 


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