Helpers wanted for food drive

Campbell River is just one of the stops on the province-wide Thanksgiving Food Drive

For the third year now, Campbell River will be participating with more than 40 other communities in the B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive.

Last year’s drive collected more than 250,000 pounds of food to help feed thousands who rely on food banks to eat or feed their families on a regular basis.

All food collected in the area goes to the Campbell River Food

Grocery bags with a note are left on door steps or mailboxes, no ringing of the bell. If that household wants to participate, they put non-perishable food in the bag and leave it at their front door before 10 a.m. on Saturday. Sept. 21.

The food drive is a non-denominational project that is open to all interested individuals, community groups, religious organizations, businesses or others who wish to join in helping attend to the needs of the hungry in our province.

The group looking for anyone who might be interested in spending 5-20 minutes dropping of bags on Sept. 17 or 18th, and then collecting any bags that have been left out on Sept. 21 and dropping them off at 460 Goodwin St.

Call local co-ordinator SueAnn Deeble at 250-923-3574 to help out. Learn more at http://bctfooddrive.org