The 25th annual Ancaster Food Drive is now one for the history books.
Over 102,500 pounds of food were collected in the door-to-door blitz, school drives and drop-offs at Ancaster fire halls.
That smashed through the goal organizers set of 85,000 pounds and brings the 25 year total to well over 1.5 million pounds raised.
Volunteers from across the community picked up food, unloaded vehicles, sorted, and stacked food that will reach every corner of the city. Hamilton Food Share worked alongside other member agencies to ensure that the donations reach those in need.
The Ancaster Community Food Drive comes at a critical time in the year as donations from the holiday time have largely been distributed to hungry neighbours in our city.
Firefighters, police officers, scouts and many other groups pitched in to make this drive successful. Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger, Ward 12 City Councillor Lloyd Ferguson, MP’s David Sweet and Filomena Tassi, and MPP Ted McMeekin were also sorting and carrying food, underscoring the importance of replenishing empty shelves.