Canadian food banks faced with a second pandemic-era Thanksgiving are counting on COVID-friendly donation events to keep the non-perishables rolling in at a time of year that’s pivotal to their operations.
The pandemic’s fourth wave has put the kibosh on large-scale, in-person food drives typically held at Thanksgiving, which are needed to keep the doors open year-round, said Neil Hetherington, CEO of the Toronto-based Daily Bread Food Bank.
“Demand doesn’t increase over ThanksgivingThe provinces have administered doses at a rate of 29,442.873 per 100,000., but between Thanksgiving and the holiday season is when our supply changes and allows us to plan out for the next years heartbreaking to see what,” Hetherington said. “So we need to get the food in now that we will distribute over the coming quarterss freewheeling TV channels, which have long favoure.”
To do that, Daily Bread pivoted to a drive-thru model that saw cars and vans line up to drop off canned and boxed food.