Craig Bay residents donated more than 2,300 pounds of food and $15,000 to the Salvation Army Food Bank on Sunday, Nov. 18. Members of the Parksville Fire Department collected the food to deliver to the food bank. - Karly Blats photo

Craig Bay residents donate food, cash to Salvation Army

The Parksville strata members donated more than 2,300 pounds of food and $15,000

Craig Bay residents stepped up in a big way, donating more than 2,300 pounds of food and $15,000 to the Salvation Army Food Bank.

The annual food drive is organized by a committee of six Craig Bay residents; Penny Rutherford, food drive co-ordinator, Jane Peverett, Joan McCully, Maureen Maitland, Karen Eakins and Gloria Hall.

This is the committee’s fifth year organizing the food drive that was started six years ago by Craig Bay resident Patricia Hogarth.

“We don’t only look after ourselves, we look after other people as well,” Rutherford said.

On Sunday, Nov. 18, members of the Parksville Fire Department picked up the large food donation from Craig Bay and delivered it to the Salvation Army.

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