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Whitecourt Food Bank Ready for Donations This Season

With food bank season kicking into high gear, the Whitecourt Food Bank is hoping to keep up with demands heading into the holidays.

The past year has been steady in terms of requests, but not so much donation wise.

Food Bank Director, Lori Coffey, says times are tough for people in the community to give and receive. Requests are lower than they were in 2016, but still twice as high as usual, and donation levels are not meeting the need.

Coffey says she has had to increase the allowed number of times people can come to the food bank because demands have been so high.

Sought after items include spaghetti sauce and noodles, canned fruit, cereal and peanut butter, as well as toiletries.

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