Volunteers at the Campbell River LDS church weigh and box food collected from local neighbourhoods and then deliver them to the Campbell River Food Bank.

Thanksgiving Food Drive gives hope

The BCTFD event included more than 41 volunteers providing over 101 hours of service to the community

Last Saturday the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive (BCTFD) collected an estimated 352,588 pounds of food for 50 local food banks throughout the province, including 5,400 pounds in Campbell River.

“It was great to see how the residents of our communities came forward to support our project,” said Andrew Rolfson, BCTFD Executive Director. “The success can be credited to communities selflessly working together donating time, talent, and means to meet the needs of others – for this, we are truly thankful.”

In Campbell River, the BCTFD event included more than 41 volunteers providing over 101 hours of service to the community. They were able to visit some 1605 homes, and collected more than 5,400 pounds of non-perishable food for the Campbell River Food Bank. Delighted with the amount of aid given, Ann and George Minosky, directors of the Campbell River Food Bank were very appreciative of receiving the much-needed contributions from the community and the support of every individual involved. It’s essential to their work of helping the large numbers of people who rely on them to meet their basic needs.

The local sponsors of the BCTFD in Campbell River was Quality Foods Campbell River who provided the bags for the food drive.

For additional information visit foodbanksbritishcolumbia.ca and bctfooddrive.org.