The Wood Buffalo Food Bank is hosting a virtual food drive with Northland Forest Products.
Starting April 1, the month-long fundraiser will accept cash monetary donations with the goal of raising $25,000 to support the food bank as demand for its services grows.
The virtual food drive was created after the food bank had to postpone its Servus Spring Food Drive, which would have ran during the first weekend of April, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before the food drive was delayed, executive director Dan Edwards told the Today that panic buying across Wood Buffalo left the food bank with a shortage of perishable items. Items such as meat, dairy and produce are usually provided by Fort McMurray’s grocery stores.