PEI

Evangeline area sees increased need for food donations

A food drive is taking place in the Evangeline region of P.E.I. starting next week and running until Oct. 24.

Food drive taking place until Oct. 24

Angèle Arsenault, manager of the Wellington Co-op, and Diane McInnis from Evangeline-Central Credit Union stock up on items for the food drive. (RDÉE Île-du-Prince-Édouard inc.)

A food drive is taking place in the Evangeline region of P.E.I. starting next week and running until Oct. 24.

People can drop off non-perishable food items to the Wellington Co-op or at the Evangeline Credit Union during business hours. The items collected will go to the Summerside Salvation Army and the Tyne Valley Caring Cupboard.

Angèle Arsenault, manager of the Wellington Co-op, said the need for food donations is growing.

"Every year the demand is higher. People know nowadays, you know, it's really hard and they know a lot of families even if both of them work, it's hard."

Everyone who gives a food donation will get a ballot for a $100 gift card from the co-op.

Students at École Évangéline are also taking part in a food collection contest.

The class that gathers the greatest volume of food will win a $100 prize.

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With files from Angela Walker

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