The term “Y2K” is a guaranteed snooze here on January 14, 2000, but if you were one of the many prudent people who stocked up on food “just-in-case”, there’s still time to set things right. In Toronto, Scotiabank and The Daily Bread Food Bank are appealing to the public for donations of any non-perishable food they may have stockpiled in anticipation of Y2K problems. There’s no doubt that your Y2K stash would be welcome in any food back across Canada.
Through the “Scotiabank Y2K Surplus Food Drive”, donations of these food items will be accepted at any of Scotiabank’s more than 200 branches in Greater Toronto and the surrounding area, continuing until Friday, January 21, 2000. There’s no doubt that your Y2K stash would be welcome in any food back across Canada.
“We are all pleased that Y2K passed without incident,” says Robert Chisholm, Vice-Chairman, Domestic Banking, Scotiabank. “However, for the 125,000 individuals — including 50,000 children — who use some form of emergency food relief each month, the new millennium begins where the last one ended — struggling to put food on the table. By donating these stockpiled items, we are not only avoiding the very reapossibility of wasting excess food supplies but we are also beginning the year 2000 on a very positive note, by helping those in our community who may be less fortunate.”
Sue Cox, Daily Bread’s Executive Director, says that food supplies collected now are needed to keep the inventory healthy until the next food drive in April. Food bank supplies typically drop as a food drive approaches. Why not pack up your cans and boxes and drop them off at your local food bank? It’s a sure bet that none of us will be around for Y3K.