It is time for the Thanksgiving Food Drive! Look for the Barrie Food Bank bags in the October 1st Barrie Advance and help us reach our goal of 160 000 pounds of food and $100 000. Fill the bags and drop them off at local grocery stores such as Zehrs, Loblaws, metro, Sobeys, Foodland Stroud, Food Basics, Freshco, the Wholesale Club, and NoFrills. Cash or food donations can also be brought to the Barrie Food Bank at 42 Anne St. Financial donations can be mailed to Barrie Food Bank P.O. Box 145, Barrie ON L4M 4S9

Most needed items are peanut butter, canned fruit and vegetables, can tuna and luncheon meats, pasta and pasta sauce, juice and juice boxes, baby food and large size diapers, school snacks, rice, cereal, mayonnaise, sugar, flour and toiletries of any kind.

We are always deeply grateful for the generosity of the city of Barrie. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.