Niagara police running region-wide food drive

NRPS food drive Photo credit: NRPS (map)

The Niagara Regional Police Service running a food drive across Niagara Region starting Monday. It is supporting nine local food banks and 12 local grocery stores in an effort to help support the demand for food and donations in the region.

In a news release, the police service announced: “COVID-19 has been difficult to say the least for most people in our community.  Many of the challenges that have come with COVID-19 have  compounded the demand for food products to support families within our community.” 

The NRPS will host the 1st ever “NRPS Spring Food Drive” and is being organized by officers from the Community Engagement Unit. They will be onsite to greet members of the public and accept donations. Food and cash donations are welcome. Download a list of most wanted items here: Donations Shopping List

The event runs Monday March 15 to Friday Mar. 19, daily from 9AM – 3PM

Food Drive Locations:

Monday, March 15, 2021

  • No Frills – 1135 Thompson Rd. – Fort Erie
  • Sobeys – 287 West Side Rd. – Port Colborne

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

  • No Frills – 390 Lincoln St. – Welland
  • Zehrs – 821 Niagara St. – Welland
  • Food Basics – 130 Hwy. 20 East – Pelham

Wednesday March 17, 2021

  • Zehrs – 6940 Morrison St. – Niagara Falls
  • Food Basics – 6770 McLeod Rd – Niagara Falls
  • Foodland – 239 St. Catharine St. – Smithville

Thursday, March 18, 2021

  • Superstore – 411 Louth St. – St. Catharines
  • No Frills – 581 Lake St. – St. Catharines

Friday, March 19, 2021

  • Superstore – 361 South Service Rd. – Grimsby
  • No Frills – 4961 King St. – Lincoln (Beamsville)

The food drive is a “COVID-19 Conscious Event”, said a new bulletin from NRPS. All officers will be standing outside, wearing masks, physically distancing, and will have very limited handling of the food.