The final tally is in. The Fill-a-Bag campaign brought in 2,100 bags full of food for the Salvation Army Food Bank. The initiative wrapped up yesterday. 

This is the 11th year for Fill-a-Bag, which is run by the North Grenville Community Church. Over 1,700 bags were collected last year.  

Salvation Army Director Calvin Wong says Fill-a-Bag is the backbone of stocking the food bank shelves for the entire year. He noted without Fill-a-Bag, the Salvation Army would have to purchase all of the items, which it wouldn’t be able to do.  

Wong explained the need continues to grow and winter is a particularly tough time for food bank clients. He says volunteers are needed to help sort the food, which is being done at the former Giant Tiger building (200 Sanders Street). People can drop by any day this week, between 9:00am and 12 noon or 6:00 and 8:00pm, to lend a hand. 

Wong noted the Salvation Army is grateful to the community for its incredible support. Over 100 volunteers made Fill-a-Bag possible.