The Surrey Food Bank’s Hamper to Your Home program has received 1,339 tins of tuna thanks to those who contributed to last month’s Stop Senior Hunger food drive.
The total surpasses the campaign’s goal of amassing 1,000 cans before the end of June, which was Senior’s Month. The effort was launched by Comfort Keepers, and several drop-off locations were set up around the community.
“Undernourishment and malnutrition are serious problems for Canada’s growing 65+ population,” a release states. “We are pleased to be able to bring attention to this issue and thank (donors) for helping make a difference in the lives of seniors in Surrey and White Rock.”