Kinsmen members Rod Saunders and Larry Adair collect donations for the Ladysmith Food Bank during their most recent food drive. They will be back at the 49th Parallel Grocery this coming weekend.

Kinsmen members Rod Saunders and Larry Adair collect donations for the Ladysmith Food Bank during their most recent food drive. They will be back at the 49th Parallel Grocery this coming weekend.

Ladysmith Kinsmen to host food drive April 20 – 21

Kinsmen to collect food outside 49th Parallel Grocery this weekend.

The Ladysmith Kinsmen are holding a food drive this weekend in the hopes of raising a tonne of food for the Ladysmith Food Bank.

The Kinsmen will be in front of 49th Parallel Grocery Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. accepting food items for the food bank and selling hot dogs by donation.

During their last food drive in November, the Kinsmen raised $1,400 through hot dog sales and collected half a tonne of food, and they’re now aiming to raise a full tonne for the Ladysmith Food Bank.

“Right now is the time of year they don’t get much,” said Kinsmen member Jim Delcourt. “There’s a ton of need right now.”

If anyone would like to drop off food items earlier or arrange for a pickup, they can contact Jim Delcourt at 250-245-3137 or contact any other Kinsmen members.