OHSWEKEN — The Six Nations Police launched a food bank initiative bottle drive to raise money for the Six Nations Food Bank.
Six Nations Police Constable Jana Miller says the event originated last year as the police worked to raise community awareness about the needs of the local food bank.
“Six Nations Police have been long time supporters of the food bank with money donations, food or volunteering or whatever. We’ve helped to give back to the community.”
Miller said the Police were even more determined this year to make the initiative a success in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It was brought to my attention that with everything closed and a lot of wait times, people being stuck at home, a bottle drive was a great idea. We put it out to see the interest and it’s been good.”
Miller said the response to the bottle drive has been so successful the police will carry it on throughout the summer months.
“So far we raised 1160 dollars in two weeks. We have received donations from not only our own community but also our neighbours of Brantford, Caledonia and Mississaugas of the Credit,” said Miller.
Cash donations have also come into the police for the initiative from people who do not have bottles or cans to pick up but still wanted to help.
Six Nations Police are carrying on the initiative, picking up empties on Tuesdays. Residents who want to participate just need to have bottles boxed and set outside for pickup. For more information call/text 519-770-4502.