St. Thomas, Ontario. Thanks to its new location, the food bank provides 1 million more meals a year

A food distribution bank in St. Thomas, Ontario has found a new, larger home.

Harvest Hands Food Bank’s distribution center had its grand opening on Saturday at its new location, 122 Edward St.

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The non-profit organization can now triple the storage area with more than 1,000 square meters to process food donations for families and authorities in 14 counties and communities.

“We are very excited to bring this much-needed resource to Southwest Ontario and are humble with the support we have received to make this a reality,” said Executive Director Jim Collins.

With the increased food distribution and volunteer capacities, Collins says Harvest Hands will now be able to serve an additional million meals annually.

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“Harvest Hands (improves) access to fresh foods such as dairy products and vegetables and helps our partner agencies provide their customers with fresh foods and other staple foods more efficiently,” he added.

Harvest Hands is fully funded by donations and supported by volunteers. Every year, Harvest Hands supplies food to more than 24,000 families.

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