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Food bank falls short on cash donations

Although it received more food than it asked for, the Daily Bread FoodBank fell short on financial donations in its fall food drive.

Although it received more food than it asked for, the Daily Bread Food Bank fell short on financial donations in its fall food drive.

The food bank asked for 500,000 pounds of non-perishables and $500,000 in donations. It received 633,000 pounds of food from drop-off centres at fire halls, schools and Metro grocery stores, and $324,000 in donations.

Executive director Gail Nyberg said she was disappointed the drive lost steam on the financial side, but thinks people are more likely to give food than money when the economy is bad.

“They know where it’s going. You give a can of soup, and it goes to someone in need. It’s very clean,” she said.

This is the second year the fall drive has fallen short of its financial goal. Last year, $317,000 was raised.

The organization uses money from its food drives to buy items they don’t receive — dairy, meat and vegetables, and necessities like baby formula.

 
 
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