The Estevan Salvation Army has seen a very busy food bank in March.

"Our numbers are up from last year. We're still getting around the 25% increase, that might even be approaching 30% increase right now after March, we had a very busy March in the food bank," stated Family Services Community Worker Ronza Reynard.

"We are on the look out for a few things, we're still needing some rice and scalloped potatoes, soup crackers, pancake syrup and pancake mix, side kick which are very popular and ketchup, mustard, one liter juices and that kind of stuff. We're doing really good right now with canned pastas and pastas as well as soup, so our shelves are nice and full with that." 

"Right now we don't have any food drives coming along. We've had some local churches do some within the church and have brought things down to the food bank. Our next biggest one will be in June with Canada Post, we haven't secured a date on that yet," shared Ronza. 

"The food bank shelves are not too bad right now, we are keeping up with the demand. We did have to order in some stuff from our supplier but we always seem to be having somebody dropping a few things off here at the food bank. This is where we get into the less is donated. We seem to have most donations come in during the fall, hence why we have moved the Canada Post food drive into the June month because it works for the Canada Post and it works to get our food bank nice and stocked and ready to go for the summer." 

"People can be on the lookout for June, Canada Post will be gearing up for their annual food drive," explained Ronza.

"We're busy and we're able to help people and if people need our help, feel free to come in and see us. We also still have our free tax clinic for those pensioners or low income single parent families, give us a call down here at the office and if they qualify we can do their taxes for free, that program runs until April 30th." 

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