The West Quesnel Business Association (WQBA) has come out on top once again in the annual business association food drive challenge.
The coveted Pineapple Tin Trophy — a jumbo-sized pineapple tin mounted on a piece of wood — will remain with the WQBA for the next year, after it won the challenge for the second year in a row. The WQBA collected 2,280 pounds of non-perishable food donations. The South Quesnel Business Association (SQBA) collected 1,369.50 pounds, and the Quesnel Downtown Association (QDA) collected 994.25.
The trophy was handed out and the totals were tallied Dec. 20 at the Salvation Army’s Warrior’s Song Café.
Each year, the three business associations hold a friendly competition to see which one can bring in the most food donations. In the past, they have all donated to the Salvation Army and Good Cheer, but this year, each business association chose a charity to which to donate items. The WQBA chose to donate to Better at Home, a local organization benefiting seniors, while the SQBA decided to give its donations to Amata House, a not-for-profit benefiting women and children, and the QDA chose to bring its donations to the Salvation Army Food Bank.
This is the seventh year for the food drive challenge. The SQBA won the competition five years in a row, until the WQBA broke its streak in 2018.