Banking on food donations

The Sidney Scotiabank branch is accepting donations for the Sidney Lions food bank this month

The Sidney Scotiabank branch is accepting donations for the Sidney Lions food bank.

The food bank, which serves over 1,000 residents on the Peninsula each month, is the target of an October fundraising initiative at the bank and will also be their focus later in the year as well.

“We’ll be starting the bins next week to accept food donations throughout the month of October, and we’re also planning another donation period in December as well,” said Meghan Durham, Sidney Scotiabank customer relations representative.

“We’ll also provide receipts for any customers who wish to make a cash donation to the cause as well, if they prefer that over donating food items.”

The bank has held barbecues for the food bank and other community not-for-profits, but this year they weren’t able to co-ordinate such an event due to lack of staff.

“We just don’t have the staff numbers to be able to man a barbecue-type event like we’ve done in past years, so instead we will be accepting donations throughout the month and then again in December.”

Donations of non-perishable food items or money can be made at the branch at 2355 Beacon Ave. until the end of the month.



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