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.