Grimsby food drive hoping for a treat this Halloween

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Some will be looking for candy this Halloween, others are hoping for some canned goods.

The food drive called trick-or-canning is organized through Mountainview Church in support of GBF, and will be taking place this year once again on Halloween evening.

Kim Heersink, one of the organizers of the event said this year’s drive will look a bit different due to COVID.

“So we have delivered paper bags to around 4,000 homes in the area around West Grimsby. And on the 31st we will be going to go out in family bubbles, and have everyone drive up the road and pick up the food at the end of the drive way.”

Heersink said they are looking for food donations of all kinds that will go to support GBF, and local families in need.

The bags apart of the campaign have already been delivered to over 4,000 homes in the West Grimsby area, which Heersink describes as a brown Sobey’s bag, with a flyer attached where all the instructions will be available.

“GBF’s needs are quite high right now, so anything you can give is much appreciated.”

The Halloween drive has been around for a number of years now, and has been a successful campaign for GBF in the past.

In the past two years, trick-or-canning collected over 1100 kg of food for the local food bank.

Heersink said with so many families struggling due to the pandemic, and with local food banks struggling to meet demand, there has never been a more important time to give.

“This is the year we have to do it, this is the most important year to do it, because so many people are struggling.”

Volunteers wishing to help are also welcome. Heersink said anyone wishing to join, and help pick up food donations should meet at Mountain View Church on 290 Main Street E at 5:30 on Oct. 31.

Bryan Levesque, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Grimsby Lincoln News