Volunteers will be packing donated groceries and delivering them to the Campbell River Food Bank on Saturday.

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive underway

During the week, local volunteers have delivered donation bags to residential addresses

The BC Thanksgiving Food Drive (BCTFD) is happening in Campbell River this week, and your help is important!

During the week, local volunteers have delivered donation bags to residential addresses.

Those who want to participate will place non-perishable items in the bag, and leave it out on their doorstep by  10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. Volunteers will return to pick up the bags and deliver them to The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

BC Food Banks help almost 100,000 people each month. The BC Thanksgiving Food Drive, coordinated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, helps to provide donations to local food banks to meet these needs.

You can help by donating non-perishable food.  If your area is not canvassed (at present there are not enough volunteers to cover all of Campbell River), you are welcome to drop your donation off at The Church (460 Goodwin) on the morning of September 20th  between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Last year in Campbell River,  5,000 homes were visited, and  7,000 pounds of food were collected. The food drive has been in operation since 2009, and continues to grow each year.

Established in 2009 as a local effort to serve those in need of food bank services in Burnaby, B.C., the BCTFD has now expanded to include dozens of partner organizations and food banks serving some 50 communities throughout the province.

Its fundamental purpose is to raise material and financial support for local food banks. For more information, visit bctfooddrive.org