Volunteers from the Vankleek Hill Food Bank were in front of Foodland on Highway 34, on Saturday, November 27, to collect items for the organization’s Christmas food drive.

Residents of Vankleek Hill, Hawkesbury-East, Chute-à-Blondeau, Saint-Eugène, Ste-Anne-de-Prescott, and St-Bernardin were able to drop off food items, or purchase a pre-filled bag from Foodland to donate towards to the food bank.

The Vankleek Hill Food Bank has been extremely busy in 2021, with a more than 50 per cent increase in demand during 2021 over the previous two years.