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B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive returns to Quesnel

Donations supporting the local food bank will be collected on Sept. 24
More than 7,800 pounds of food was collected in Quesnel last year. (BC Thanksgiving Food Drive/photo handout)

Submitted to the Quesnel Observer

Quesnel volunteers will be collecting food donations this month for the local Salvation Army.

For more than a decade, the British Columbia Food Drive has been collecting food for local food banks across the province.

This drive is coordinated in over 50 communities on the same Saturday each September.

This year the bags will be dropped on doorsteps September 19-21 and picked up Saturday, Sept. 24, between 9-10 a.m.

Please check the expiration dates on your donations.

“It is amazing to see how residents of our community come forward to support the project, both in donating food and in volunteering,” said Russel Higdon, a Thanksgiving Food Drive coordinator in Quesnel. “The success can be accredited to our many community partners selflessly working together donating time, talent and means to meet the needs of others – for this we are truly thankful.”

Last year, 7,848 pounds (an increase of 16 per cent from 2020) of food was collected for the Quesnel Salvation Army’s food bank.

All donations stay in Quesnel.

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