Food Bank Collects 40,000 Items in Christmas Drive ({{commentsTotal}})

The Food Bank collected 40,000 items of food during its Christmas drive last weekend. Organizers said they were overjoyed with the result.

The drive took place in 21 stores nationwide with 800 volunteers helping over three days, organizers said.

The Food Bank's spokeswoman, Nele Hendrikson, told ERR News today that the organization is very happy with the results and people have been extremely generous, especially in Tallinn.

The Christmas drive is the most successful of the four drives held each year. Most donated canned and dried foods, and sweets are also at the top of the list during Christmas.

Hendrikson added that those who wish to donate can still do so, and further information can be found on their website. Money can also be donated by telephone: a 2 euro donation can be made by calling (+372) 9009005 and an 8 euro donation can be made by calling (+372) 9009010.

The Food Bank, or Toidupank in Estonian, is aiming to send packages to around 2,500 families this Christmas.