Week-long NRPS spring food drive kicks off Monday in Fort Erie

The Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) is joining the fight against hunger next week.

May 13, 2024, will see the start of their fourth annual week-long ‘Spring Forward’ food drive. Officers of the Community Oriented Response and Engagement Unit (CORE) will be setting up at locations across Niagara and collecting both cash and non-perishable food donations.

After three years, the drive has has collected 51,044 lbs. in food and $35,113.45 in cash and gift card donations.

This year, 10 different food banks will be receiving donations.

Credit: No Frills (Jesse & Kelly’s, Fort Erie) | Facebook

Those hoping to donate will find officers stationed at Jesse & Kelly’s No Frills (1135 Thompson Rd.) in Fort Erie from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday. The beneficiary of all donations collected in Fort Erie will be Salvation Army Community & Family Services located at 255 Gilmore Road.

While many food drives center on the holiday season, a news release from NRPS states that this effort has been “designed to combat food insecurity that challenges the community throughout the year.”

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