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The Yellowknife Food Bank is in desperate need of donations after its shelves were emptied this weekend.

The Yellowknife Food Bank is asking for the public’s help with donations. photo sourced from YK Food Bank Facebook

In a Facebook post on Saturday the food bank asked residents for help in meeting the needs of the community.

“We gave out all we could (over 100 baskets) this morning but without more donations we won’t have enough food for the next distribution on May 25,” the May 11 post states.

The food bank says its most needed items are eggs, carrots, potatoes, margarine or lard, cereal, rice, pasta, canned vegetables, canned fruit, soups and stews, pasta sauce, canned meat and Kraft Dinner.

Non-perishable donations can be dropped off at Co-op and the food bank plans to organize a food drive in the coming weeks. Perishable donations can only be accepted directly at the warehouse if arranged in advance.

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Meaghan Richens

Meaghan Richens is from Ottawa, Ont., and grew up in Perth. She moved to Yellowknife in May 2018 after completing her bachelor’s degree in journalism at Carleton University. She writes about politics,...

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