Council has endorsed the establishment of a food bank in the town that could open its doors by the end of the year.

Since last year, an organizing committee has been laying the groundwork for a food bank emboldened with the principal that it is incumbent upon a caring society to provide the basic essential food needs for those less fortunate in its own jurisdiction. On Monday night, council passed a motion supporting a food bank for the town.

“This is, unfortunately, exciting for the community,” said Mayor Bob Sweet adding it has become too difficult for Petawawa residents to commute to food banks in Pembroke.