Calgary called on to help veterans

Despite the downturn in the economy, the head of a veterans’ food driveis confident Calgarians will step in and keep food on the tables formany of the city’s seniors.

Despite the downturn in the economy, the head of a veterans’ food drive is confident Calgarians will step in and keep food on the tables for many of the city’s seniors.

David Howard, Veterans Food Drive co-founder, said while the economy may pose a challenge this year while raising money for veterans, it’s also the reason more donations are needed.

“This has also hit a lot of veterans hard ... We’re just trying to make sure our veterans don’t go hungry during the winter,” Howard said.

Coming off a successful food drive last year that raised $80,000 and filled the warehouse with food, Howard hopes to top that this year with $100,000 and stocked warehouse shelves.

“It’s sad because some of these veterans will feed their cats before they will feed themselves and that’s not right.”

Calgarians can donate non-perishable food items or money to the Crown Surplus Store in Inglewood from now until Nov. 16. For more information visit eventgroup.ca.