Following the current lockdown restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Kingston's Partners In Mission Food Bank has cancelled its annual Food Blitz for the second year in a row.
As Kingston’s food bank since 1984, their Food Blitz each spring is an essential food drive for them. Stocking up their shelves for the summer months when donations typically slow down. The need for the food bank is all year around. The future demand is unpredictable, dependant upon the length of this COVID-19 shutdown and what our economic recovery looks like.
In previous years the Food Bank has collected between 25,000 – 30,000 pounds of food. This year they are moving to a virtual food drive, with a goal of $50,000 to enable them to purchase this food. Their campaign will run until May 31st.
St. Mark's has been a regular supporter of the Kingston Food Bank over the years throught our monthly food collections, and the two food drives in 2020.
As we are unable to schedule food collections and food drives during the current lock down, St. Mark's will be making a financial donation to the Virtual Food Blitz through our Mission and Outreach Committee.
Should you wish to make a personal donation, details can be found at the link below.