Tasty fundraiser served up for Japanese relief effort

Good food consumed for a good cause

The sushi went real fast.

That’s not surprising. Campbell River loves its sushi and the community also showed its love for Japan as more than 325 people came out to support Tuesday’s fundraiser for earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.

“Get in there quick, there’s a lot of great food!” hollered City Coun. Andy Adams after tucking into his share of the feast at the Community Centre.

Organized by the Campbell River Multicultural and Immigration Services Society (MISA), the smorgasbord featured fresh and delicious ethnic dishes from India, Laos, Thai, China, Italy, Philippines, Canada and, of course, Japan.

And after everyone left stuffed and satisfied, they had raised $7,934 for disaster relief efforts.

“It is wonderful how many community members and businesses came forward wanting to help, both financially and by volunteering,” said Jorge Little of MISA. “Everyone just seemed very happy to contribute and share lunch.  There were overwhelming amount of requests to do it again in the future.”