A two-day food drive spearheaded by a group of mothers is underway to combat childhood poverty in Charlottetown.

It is the third year the Moms vs. Hunger group has held the food drive.

This year, organizer Angela Lawlor said they have reached out to local schools and businesses to participate in challenges to see who can bring in the most food.

Food drive

Moms vs Hunger are collecting food and money for the Upper Room Food Bank in Charlottetown to help combat childhood poverty. (Natalia Goodwin/CBC)

"Each donation is weighed so we came up with a calculation of about three pounds of food per day to feed a child. So we give each company and group an idea of how many children they've fed. So last year just to give you an idea, we fed about 1,050 children for one day," said Lawlor.

In 2015, 2,400 pounds of food was donated along with $1,800 to the Upper Room Food Bank in Charlottetown.

Lawlor said anyone can make a donation. Donations can be dropped off at the food bank today and Friday.