Kids First Food Bank Closes Due To Empty Shelves

Monday October 22nd, 2018

Posted at 3:36pm

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The Kids First Food Bank at Windsor Homes Coalition has closed their doors temporally after food donations have run out.

Food Bank organizers say that they have seen a marked increase in use over the last year.   They say that October of 2017 saw 621 people using the service, but over the past few months they are seeing numbers of over 90 people per day.

Since January of 2018 over $30,000 has been allotted to the purchase of food. This is excluding donations from the community. Unfortunately, funds are not unlimited and now the agency is looking to the community for help.

“It’s a scary to think we are unable to serve those most in need in our community, who depend on our Food Bank to make ends meet on a month to month basis. Until we can manage to restock our shelves, we are unable to provide this service and will be closed. In the first hour and a half we were open today, we saw 62 people including children and families. We had to close our doors early due to the lack of food available for distribution” said Angela Yakonich, Executive Director at Windsor Homes Coalition Inc.

Currently there is a high need for canned meats, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, Kraft Dinner, cereal, school snacks, crackers etc. Any non perishable food items will be put to good use.

Monetary donations are incredibly helpful as the agency is able to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and meat.

Donations can be dropped off at 900 Howard Avenue in Windsor.

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