Public Works Holiday Food Drive Starts This Week

Starting today, City of Victoria Public Works crews will be collecting donations from Victoria households to support the Mustard Seed Food Bank. The City’s 15th Annual Holiday Food Drive will occur between December 1–12.

Residents can share their generosity by writing a cheque to the Mustard Seed and attaching it to their Green Bin.  These donations allow the food bank to buy $2 worth of food for every $1 donated and can be easily collected with our trucks that have limited storage space. City staff will also continue to collect bags of non-perishable food items labeled “Food Drive” that can be left beside green bins.

Last year Victoria residents donated over 6,200 pounds of food items, with an approximate value of $16,000.  Over the past 14 years this program has donated over 157,000 pounds of food to the Mustard Seed Food Bank.