Food drive supports local food bank

More than 118 Hope area volunteers collecting 3,229 pounds of non-perishable food

This past Saturday across the province, the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive (BCTFD) collected an estimated 409,624 pounds of food for 49 local food banks this year with an estimated value of $700,000.

“It is a great blessing to be part of such an endeavour, and a joy to work with so many wonderful people,” said Andrew Rolfson, executive director of the BCTFD. “Most importantly, the food drive has been animated by a spirit of selflessness and love which strengthens those who participate and creates a tangible sense of unity.”

More than 118 Hope area volunteers provided over 372 hours of service to the outlying area, visiting some 4,535 homes and collecting 3,229 pounds of non-perishable food for the Hope Food Bank. Participation by the Hope Food Bank and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with some local businesses, assisted the cause greatly with their time, service and financial contributions.