Thanksgiving Food Drive returns Sept. 16-21

Local volunteers will deliver donation bags to residential addresses

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.

This year’s event takes place Sept. 16-21.  During the week, local volunteers will deliver 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 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Volunteers will return to pick up the bags and deliver them to the food bank.

Last year, in Campbell River, 1,605 homes were visited, and 5,400 pounds of food were collected.  This year, volunteers are hoping to do even better!

“We are pleased to be part of this community service,” said Collin Van Horne, President of the Church’s Nanaimo Stake.  “Everyone benefits when we do something for those less fortunate.  We hope for this annual effort to continue to grow and involve many, many more volunteers to canvass every household in B.C.”

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 their website: bctfooddrive.org.