Food Drive helps feed the hungry

Local volunteers gather 2,750 pounds of food for Salvation Army Food Bank

Many volunteers were needed to make the food drive a success.

B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive, led by a local church, just completed it’s collection in Quesnel and thanks to the incredible generosity of local residents, the drive collected approximately 2,750 pounds of non-perishable food for the Salvation Army Food Bank.

Province-wide collections took place in more than 40 communities between Sept. 10 – 15. Last year, BCTFD collected more than 250,000 pounds of food to help meet the basic nutritional needs of families and individuals who rely on food banks in B.C.

In the week prior to the collection day in Quesnel, volunteers spent hours organizing and distributing 1,500 empty bags together with information handouts to local households.

Filled bags were then picked up by more volunteers and the food taken to the Quesnel Salvation Army Food Bank.

Organizers would like to express their deep gratitude for all the community members who helped make this year’s collection a success. From the people who volunteered their times on the various aspects of the collection, to the companies and individuals who willingly gave materials and supplies to enable the collection to become a reality, all those visible and invisible donations and of course to the households that filled the bags.

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