Canada Post wants your food—anything spare you might have to donate to its second annual food drive.
“We had a great turnout last year,” Canada Post Port Alberni acting superintendent Lisa Aylward said. The local depot raised just under $1,000 in cash and delivered a cube truck full of food to the Salvation Army.
“We figured doing (a food drive) at this time of year is good; it’s before Christmas and shelves are running low.”
From Sept. 8–12 postal workers have been delivering pink pieces of paper asking people to leave bags of non-perishable items at the end of their property on Saturday, Sept. 13. Canada Post employees will collect the food on Saturday and deliver it to the Salvation Army.
“We’ll be looking for the pink or yellow papers,” Aylward said.
Some homes will receive paper bags donated by Quality Foods for food items.
Donations may also be dropped off at the main post office, 601-3555 Johnston Rd. from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Friday.