Giving thanks for a successful food drive

The B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive (BCTFD) collected an estimated 402,153 pounds of food during its annual September drive.

North Vancouver Island did its share as the B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive (BCTFD) collected an estimated 402,153 pounds of food for 50 local food banks throughout the province during its annual September drive.

“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 Port Hardy and Port McNeill, the BCTFD event included more than 30 volunteers providing more than 90 hours of service to the community. They were able to visit some 500 homes, and collected more than 1,200 pounds of non-perishable food for Port Hardy’s Harvest Food Bank.

The food bank wants to extend its gratitude to the community for their support of this food drive. The generosity is appreciated and the shelves of the food bank benefit from receiving the much-needed contributions. Families in need in Alert Bay, Port Hardy and Port McNeill benefit from the food drive and the team at Port Hardy Harvest Food Bank are able to continue their efforts helping people who rely on them to meet their basic needs.

The local BCTFD event in Port McNeill was sponsored by Marketplace/IGA Foods and

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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

 

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