Our neighbours, my family and I have been doing a food drive for as long as I can remember. This year my father has passed down the organizing duties to me. The North End Food Drive will take place on Saturday, October 15th in support of The Welcome Inn. We hope all of our North End neighbours will contribute to make this the best year ever! Inflation has caused the price of food to go up and more people are using food banks. Together our small donations make a big difference. Welcome Inn’s food bank is a place for individuals and families to access food and personal hygiene items. It is also a community gathering place to connect with neighbours. The hours of the food bank are Monday to Friday 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM. For more information visit www.WelcomeInn.ca.

For those living west of James Street, please leave your items on your porch by noon on Saturday October 15th as we will be walking door to door and picking up donations. There will also be a “Donation Location” at the corner of Bay and Burlington.

For those east of James, look for a “Donation Location” box to put your items in before 3:00 PM. We hope to have donation boxes located throughout the neighbourhood. Recommended items include non-perishable food items and personal hygiene products. If you would like help volunteer or be a “Donation Location” please email me at leahbiehler@gmail.com. We are lucky to live in a great neighbourhood. Going door to door also gives us a chance to meet our neighbours and give back to the community.

Thank You, Leah Biehler