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Local Lloydminster charities seek donations as demand rises

The Olive Tree and the Salvation Army Community Food Drive are looking to drum up some support to restock the shelves.

“We are struggling to get donations right now,” said Jana Thompson chief operations officer with The Olive Tree.

From July 8t to the 20t, the drive will take place at the LloydMall and aims to help meet the rising demand.

“There is a very big demand right now it seems the cost of food is higher and we are getting new hamper requests,” said Thompson.

She goes on to say they’ve adapted to meet demands by adjusting how much they’ve been putting into hampers.

People can donate directly to the food drive during mall hours where you’ll find The Olive Tree and Salvation Army set up across from Shoppers Drug Mart.

Donations of, canned meat, meal in a can, soup, cereal, peanut butter, jam, canned veggies, spaghetti sauce, rice, pasta and more will be accepted. People can also support by giving money if they choose.

The Olive Tree recently received $13,672 as part of the Tim Hortons Smile Cookie fundraiser.