More than 60 volunteers collected 1,163 kg of non-perishable food for the Salvation Army Food Bank in French Creek as part of the provincewide B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive.
Delighted with the amount of aid, Major Rolf Guenther of the local food bank said he was very appreciative of the much-needed contributions and the support of every individual involved.
The event collected 200 kg more than the first effort last year, and it will all go to help local families, he said.
The provincial effort collected almost 160,000 kg for 50 food banks.
The local effort was sponsored by Quality Foods, Thrifty Foods, Save-On-Foods, School District 69, Bosley’s, Buckerfields and Petsville.
For more information: foodbanksbritishcolumbia.ca and bctfooddrive.org.