The Salvation Army Food Bank is a lot better off after Thursday's Red Bag Food Drive.
 

The annual event sees people put non-perishable food items in red bags supplied for the event; they are picked up by volunteers and delivered to the Salvation Army to help tide them over the winter.

"Everybody comes together in such a short amount of time, it's such a big impact to fill those Food Bank shelves and it's really amazing to see the community spirit that night," gushed food drive organizer Summer Manca. "(it's) the same people and a few new ones; it's just amazing to see how it all works out every time that the bags get in."

This year's collection point shifted from the old Co-op Mall to the Salvation Army's new muti-purpose building across Highway 9 from the Drum FM studios. Manca said they didn't miss a beat.

"Lots of hands making light work," she told Drum FM. "It's all collected and sorted within an hour and a half. It's a good kind of chaos, though; it's the most beautiful community chaos that you'll see."

"I think we're right on par, I think there was great community support and lots of bags in," Manca added. "As they sort it they kind of sort out what needs are still there, so we don't know exactly what they may still be needing, but it definitely fills those shelves at the Food Bank."

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