Food bank gets a boost

Food drive collects 1,600 lb of non-perishable food on the North Island.

Port Hardy, B.C. – More than 1,600 pounds of non-perishable food was collected from nearly 600 homes Saturday in the North Island’s second annual B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive.

The drive was one of 50 held across the province on the day, which resulted in an estimated 352,288 pounds of food being collected for food banks throughout B.C.

On the North Island, more than 30 volunteers contributed 130 hours of service to benefit the food bank.

“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.”

Delighted with the amount of aid given, Cheryl Elliot , director of the Port Hardy Harvest Food Bank was very appreciative of receiving the much-needed contributions from the community and the support of every individual involved. It’s essential to their work of helping the large numbers of people who rely on them to meet their basic needs.

For additional information visit foodbanksbritishcolumbia.ca and bctfooddrive.org.

 

Just Posted

Port Hardy council to apply for poverty reduction program grant funding

How should the District of Port Hardy deal with the issue of poverty?

North Island Bantam Eagles rebound from first loss with two big wins at home

The Eagles took down the top ranked Tier 1 Comox Valley Chiefs 5-3 on Sunday at the Chilton Arena.

Salvation Army’s kettle campaign kicks off Nov. 21 in the North Island

The Salvation Army still needs more volunteers to help make the campaign easier to run.

The Wardens play the Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill

The evening was not only a night of music, but also of storytelling.

LETTER: Woss helps out in time of need

“I just wanted to acknowledge the wonderful people we met in Woss”

Bye bye Bei Bei: Giant panda born in U.S. zoo heads to China

Panda heads back to China as part of cooperative breeding program

B.C. man gets 23 years for murder of Belgian tourist near Boston Bar

Sean McKenzie pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of 28-year-old Amelie Christelle Sakkalis

Salvation Army kettle campaign targets $200,000 for Island residents in need

Goal is to raise $250,000 this year for Vancouver Island residents needing support

‘Very disrespectful’: B.C. first responder irked by motorists recording collisions on cellphones

Central Cariboo Search and Rescue deputy chief challenges motorists to break the habit

Daily cannabis linked to reduction in opioid use: B.C. researchres

Researchers looked at a group of 1,152 people in Vancouver who reported substance use and chronic pain

Port Alberni rallies for mill workers

Fundraisers helping ease the sting of five months without work

Island student lobbies school board for dress code consistency

Jaylene Kuo contacted school trustees after seeing dress guidelines at brother’s school

Bids down, costs up on Highway 1, B.C. independent contractors say

Rally protests NDP government’s union-only public construction

Members of little people community applaud change to drop ‘midget’ term

‘It’s not about sensitivity,’ says Allan Redford, the president of the Little People of Canada

Most Read