The Thanksgiving food drive, held Sept. 26 in Hope, gathered 6,000 pounds of food as well as $3,000 and counting in monetary donations. (Submitted photo)

1 pound of food and .50 cents per person gathered at Thanksgiving food drive

Hope residents were characteristically generous at event in support of local food bank

It took over 100 volunteers including a troupe from First Hope Scouting and leadership students from Hope Secondary, to gather the over 6,000 pounds of food Hope residents left out during an annual food drive.

The people of Hope were again characteristically generous, said organizer Ron Moller, giving approximately one pound of food for every resident. And not only did they give non-perishable food items, residents also heeded the request to begin giving monetary donations this year.

“We weren’t expecting that much this year,” said organizer Ron Moller, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Around $3,000 in monetary donations has been given by residents so far, and the food bank informed Moller that funds are still coming in.

Compared to per capita donations of other larger communities, for example Chilliwack gathered 25,000 pounds of food this year, Hope is always one of the leaders in the province in terms of donations per resident Moller said.

“I just want to give a big thank you to all the people in Hope, for being so generous and for helping out so much. It was a wonderful experience,” Moller said.

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The Thanksgiving food drive, held Sept. 26 in Hope, gathered 6,000 pounds of food as well as $3,000 and counting in monetary donations. (Submitted photo)

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