GLACE BAY— A co-ordinator with the Glace Bay Food Bank says the recently held food drive was incredible.
"It was better than the last two food drives we've held," said Patricia Hurley.
She said the previous two food drives were disappointing and there was a lack of volunteers, but this time the turnout was wonderful.
"We had a lot of families come out with their children and there were a lot of new faces, which was nice to see."
Hurley said normally after a food drive donations are put on the shelves and whatever doesn't fit is stored in milk crates.
During the last two food drives there was no extra food for the crates.
"This time we used pretty well all of them. We have a room in the back and it's stacked pretty well up to the ceiling with milk crates filled with food."
Hurley said as well as food donations, there were many donations of toiletries, including such items as toilet paper, paper towels and shampoo.
Overall Hurley said it was a great day and officials were pleased.
"We want to thank everyone who did come and and everyone who donated."
Hurley said although the food drive was a success, the winter months are ahead as well as Christmas, so the number of clients will increase.
Donations are accepted anytime Monday to Thursday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
All donations of food items are always accepted and appreciated, said Hurley, however powdered milk is always needed as well as items for children's lunches.
"We like to have (powdered milk) to give to families for their children for cereal and such."
In the month of September, the Glace Bay Food Bank served 1,000 hot meals and filled 250 grocery orders.