Greater Sudbury Transit will be collecting food for the Sudbury Food Bank on June 10 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at all Independent Grocers throughout the City of Greater Sudbury.
In the past, Sudbury Transit has focused its non-perishable food collection blitz around the holiday season in December; however, the Food Bank needs help all year and has asked Transit to shift its food drive to the summer months to accommodate a donation slow down.
“Our local Food Bank assists thousands of citizens in our community,” Mayor Marianne Matichuk said. “Keeping the shelves fully stocked all year round ensures the sustainability of this valuable community resource. City of Greater Sudbury Transit staff will be spending the day assisting in this community-wide event. I would like to invite all residents to show their support by donating non-perishable food items at any of our City's Independent Grocers."
"Everyone is so incredibly generous around the holidays," Roger Sauve, director of Transit and Fleet Services, said. “The food bank asked us a few years ago to shift our collection time to the summer months when they find it harder to recruit donations, but those in need still require as much help, so that's what we did.”
“People in this community have always done a great job of giving to those in need and Sudbury Transit is happy to play a small part in that.”
For anyone wishing to donate a non-perishable food item to the Greater Sudbury Transit food drive, there will be a bus outside all six Independent Grocers.