Drive-Via-Meals-Drive helps the Edmonton Meals Financial institution
EDMONTON – A drive-through food event in Edmonton helped collect food and toiletries for those most in need.
The Jewish community and the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton participated in the meal drive on Sunday.
Throughout the afternoon, people were able to donate food and toiletries in support of the Edmonton Food Bank.
Good Deeds Day chairwoman Melany Allen told CTV News Edmonton in an interview that approximately 3,000 pounds of non-perishable food and toiletries were collected.
“A pound is roughly one meal for one person,” she said.
Good Deeds Day is an international event that the Jewish Federation of Edmonton attends every year to give back to the community.
This year, Allen said the community still wanted to help, but in a COVID-19 friendly way.
“We thought the blackboard would be an excellent opportunity,” said Allen.
Allen said planning began as early as January when various Jewish groups gathered in town and coordinated the way to give back.
“We are as proud of our community as it came together during COVID,” she added.
“I feel great to be part of a community that values everyone in our city.”