While Spring officially arrives on Wednesday, the Daily Bread Food Bank is launching their spring food drive Saturday.
As the weather warms up, officials with the food bank are reminding that the need for non-perishable goods is still great.
Through the food bank and the agencies it supports, approximately 66,000 people are fed each month.
Of those clients, 32 per cent are children.
Gail Nyberg, from the food bank, says this year they’re hoping to raise $200,000 and 100-thousand pounds of food.
“Christmas wasn’t that long ago and we were just asking people to stock the shelves, but this is when we make sure we have enough food that will last through the summer,” Nyberg said.
The food bank is especially looking for things like canned fish or meat, pasta and peanut butter,
“If there’s a particular snack or healthy food that your child likes that’s non-perishable, the kids who are using food banks would likely like it too,” Nyberg added.
You can learn more details and donate by going to the daily bread website.