The Ancaster Food Drive is scheduled for this weekend, with over 400 volunteers to visit 12 thousand homes starting at 9 o'clock on Saturday morning.
Donations can also be left at the two fire stations in Ancaster.
Karen Thomson, Executive Director of Ancaster Community Services, admits there is concern about school food drive numbers being down this year, because of teachers choosing not to participate in voluntary activities in protest of government imposed contracts.
Her hope is that others will come to the front and say let's go that extra mile to fill in the gap.
Last year, 81 thousand pounds of food and seven thousand dollars were collected through the Ancaster Food Drive. That's enough to service the need at the city's seven food banks for about two weeks.