For many years, VOCM Cares in partnership with Metrobus and Sobey’s have been hosting an annual Thanksgiving Food Drive in the St. John’s metro area. During this time, food bin receptacles are placed on all Metrobuses as well as at each Sobey’s location. This food drive usually takes place 10-12 days leading up to the Thanksgiving weekend. Donations of nonperishable food items are accepted on all Metrobuses as well as at Sobey’s stores in St. John’s, Mount Pearl, and Paradise areas.
At present, just over 26,300 individuals throughout Newfoundland and Labrador access food banks on a monthly basis. Of these individuals, 37 per cent, or roughly 9,830, are children under the age of 18.
We would like to thank the general public for their past support and encourage people to please give generously and help make this year’s Food Drive another wonderful success.