NRPS To Hold 2nd Annual “NRPS Spring Food Drive”

The Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) is proud to announce it will be hosting the 2nd annual “NRPS Spring Food Drive”.

The NRPS will be partnering with nine local food banks and 12 local grocery stores in an effort to help support the demand for food and donations within Niagara.

Food insecurity is often supported in the community over the traditional holiday seasons through collections and drives.  This however is a year-round issue.   COVID-19 has also been difficult for many 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 Niagara communities. 

The 2021 NRPS Spring Food Drive accepted donations of 20,274 lbs. in food and $13,354.30 in cash/gift cards.

The food drive is being organized by officers from the Community Engagement Unit.

Who: Officers from the NRPS Community Engagement, Chaplins, Auxiliary Officers and Equity Diversity and Inclusion Units will be onsite to greet members of the public and accept donations.

What: Food / cash donations.  Please click the button below to see a list of most wanted items provided to us from our local food banks.

Donations Shopping List 

When: Commencing March 14, 2022, to March 18, 2022 (daily 9:00am – 3:00pm)

Where:

Monday March 14, 2022

No Frills – 1135 Thompson Rd. – Fort Erie (supporting The Salvation Army) Sobeys – 287 West Side Rd. – Port Colborne (supporting Port Cares)

Tuesday March 15, 2022

No Frills – 4961-863 King St. – Lincoln (Beamsville) (supporting Community Care of West Niagara) Foodland – 239 St. Catharine St. – West Lincoln (Smithville) (supporting West Lincoln Community Care) Superstore – 361 South Service Rd. – Grimsby (supporting GBF Community Service)

Wednesday March 16, 2022

No Frills – 390 Lincoln St. East – Welland (supporting The Hope Centre)  Zehrs – 821 Niagara St. – Welland (supporting The Hope Centre) Food Basics – 130 Hwy 20 East – Pelham (supporting Pelham Cares)

Thursday March 17, 2022

Superstore – 411 Louth St. – St. Catharines (supporting Community Care) No Frills – 581 Lake St. – St. Catharines (supporting Community Care)

Friday March 18, 2022

Zehrs – 6940 Morrison St. – Niagara Falls (supporting Project Share) Food Basics – 3770 Montrose Rd. – Niagara Falls (supporting Project Share)

COVID-19 Conscious Event – All officers will be standing outside, wearing masks, physically distancing where possible, and will have limited handling of the food.

Larger corporate donations can be arranged by contacting: Constable jay.mccarthy@niagarapolice.ca 

Please consider a donation if you can.

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