H&R Block in Quesnel kicked off its tax season with a Help Block Hunger food drive launched with the help of Olympian Kevin Martin and Quesnel Mayor Mary Sjostrom and raised nearly $2,500 and more than 200 kg of food for the Salvation Army’s Food Bank.
As part of the program, H&R Block matched the $1,240 in donations received by the community.
“As a longstanding member of the Quesnel community, we really wanted to do something that combined the start of tax season with helping our neighbours,” H&R Block office leader Kim Manning said.
“We thank our loyal clients and supporters. We were overwhelmed by how the community rallied around the food drive and are extremely pleased to donate this money to a great cause that we all care about.”
Cariboo Ford Downtown, Quesnel Curling Club and Cariboo Honda West Quesnel also accepted canned goods and other donations for the food drive – making this a genuine community effort.
“Starting tax season with a grand opening at our office to kick off the food drive really helped energize our tax professionals before our busiest time of year,” Manning said.
“And it provided a great opportunity for our new management team to meet our friends, neighbours and clients.”
The H&R Block office in Quesnel prepares tax returns year round.