The NRPS 4th Annual Spring Forward Food Drive 2024

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As part of Police Week 2024 the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) is proud to announce the kick off of the 4th annual Spring Forward Food Drive.

The Spring Forward Food Drive is led by officers of the NRPS Community Oriented Response and Engagement Unit (CORE).  After three very successful years the Spring Forward Food Drive has collected 51,044 lbs. in food and $35,113.45 in cash/gift cards donations.  Donations have been received from members of the public and businesses.

CORE officers have once again partnered with 10 local food banks and 13 local grocery stores in an effort to help support the demand for food and donations within Niagara.  Where food drives in the past centered on the holiday season, the NRPS Spring Forward Food Drive has been designed to combat food insecurity that challenges the community through out the year.

The Niagara Regional Police Service welcomes all members of the community to consider a donation if able.

2024 NRPS Spring Food Drive Schedule

Day 1 –   Monday May 13, 2024 (9 A.M. – 3 P.M.)

  • Fort Erie (The Salvation Army) – No Frills, located at 1135 Thompson Road
  • Port Colborne (Port Cares)– Sobeys, located at 287 West Side Road
  • Pelham (Pelham Cares) – Food Basics, located at 130 Hwy 20 East


Day 2 –   Tuesday May 14, 2024 (9 A.M. – 3 P.M.)

  • St. Catharines (Community Care) – Superstore, located at 411 Louth Street
  • St. Catharines (Community Care) – No Frills, located at 581 Lake Street
  • Grimsby (GBF Community Service) – Superstore, located at 361 South Service Road
  • Beamsville (Community Care of West Niagara) – No Frills, located at 4961-863 King Street


Day 3 –   Wednesday May 15, 2024 (9 A.M – 3 P.M.)

  • Welland (The Hope Centre) – No Frills, located at 390 Lincoln Street East
  • Welland (The Hope Centre) – Zehrs, located at 821 Niagara Street
  • Smithville (West Lincoln Community Care) – Foodland, located at 239 St. Catharine Street


Day 4 –   Thursday May 16, 2024 (9 A.M. – 3 P.M.)

  • Niagara Falls (Project Share) – Zehrs, located at 6940 Morrison Street
  • Niagara Falls (Project Share) – Food Basics, located at 3770 Montrose Road
  • NOTL (Newark Neighbours) – Independent, located at 1551 Niagara stone Road
  • St. Catharines – Pen Centre – Police Week Open House Display (1 P.M. – 6 P.M)

Larger corporate donations can be arranged by contacting:   Constable

While all donations are appreciated, persons making a donation may wish to review the needed items shopping lists from area food banks.