Rotary collecting food instead of treats

Rossland Rotary will be knocking on doors in search for food donations.

Golden City residents can expect more than trick-or-treaters tonight, as Rossland Rotary will be knocking on doors in search for food donations.

Dressed in bright yellow work shirts, Rotary members will be asking for non-perishable items in a drive that will help feed the less fortunate in their own community.

“This is one way that we can contribute to the community, especially at the time of year when food banks are used the most and when usage is at an all-time high,” said club president Fiona Martin. “It is our hope that we visit every house in Rossland and that everyone might be able to contribute at least one item of non-perishable goods to the cause.”

Those who are out or may be missed during the club’s campaign are reminded that there is a food bank drop box at Ferraro Foods in Rossland and food or money donations can be dropped off at the Rotary Health Centre building Tuesdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

This is the first year the club has opted to hit the streets and host a food drive on Halloween, an idea borrowed from their youth group, the Interact Club.