The organization attempted to fill a truck will non-perishable food items as part of its sixth annual “Can we fill it?” challenge on what's become known as “Thanks for Giving Day.”
Donors who dropped by the food bank's warehouse off of Lorne Street were treated to hot dogs, cotton candy and other snacks. There were also free children's activities.
Although only a few donations had been dropped off by late morning, food bank executive director Dan Xilon said he was confident the truck would be filled by 5 p.m. that day, as community members have always stepped up in the past.
He said this food drive, as well as one which just wrapped up at St. Charles College, will keep the food bank well stocked for the next few weeks.
“We've just come off of a tough summer, so it's really good to get the foodstuffs coming in now,” Xilon said.
“This will get us up to our Edgar Burton food drive in November, which will take us through the January and February timeframe.”
To learn more about donating to the food bank, visit www.sudburyfoodbank.ca.