Food drive nets 1,200 lbs

The annual BC Thanksgiving Food Drive wraps up another successful run on the North Island.

Gazette staff

PORT HARDY—More than 1,200 pounds of donated food was delivered to the Harvest Food Bank last week as the annual BC Thanksgiving Food Drive wrapped up another successful run on the North Island.

The local drive, part of a province-wide food collection program, involved 19 volunteers contributing 51 hours of service going door to door to collect donations from more than 400 homes Sept. 20.

Across B.C., more than 409,000 pounds of food was collected for distribution through 50-plus local food banks.

“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.”

Harvest Food Bank director Cheryl Elliot, thanked everyone involved.