This past Saturday the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive (BCTFD) collected an estimated 402,000 pounds of food for 50 local food banks throughout the province.
"It was great to see how the residents of our communities came forward to support our project," said Andrew Rolfson, BCTFD Executive Director. "The success can be credited to communities selflessly working together, donating time, talent, and means to meet the needs of others-for this, we are truly thankful."
In Chilliwack, the BCTFD event included more than 250 volunteers providing over 625 hours of service to the community. They were able to visit several hundreds of homes and collected more than 11,550 pounds of nonperishable
food for the Salvation Army Community Food Bank.
Excited with the amount of aid given, Ian Pratt, Salvation Army Community Ministries director said "We appreciate receiving much-needed contributions from the community and the support of every individual involved. It's essential to our work of helping the large number of people who rely on us to meet their basic needs."
The local BCTFD event in Chilliwack was generously supported by Save-On Foods and Coopers Foods.
The BC Thanksgiving Food Drive is a non-denominational project and is open to all interested individuals, community groups, religious organizations, businesses or others who wish to join us in helping attend to the needs of the hungry in this area. For additional information, please visit foodbanksbritishcolumbia.ca and bctfooddrive.org.
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