Food Bank Drive Goes Over the Top
Prince George, B.C. – The BC Thanksgiving Food Drive held on Saturday in Prince George is being called a colossal success.
Food drive bags were distributed in the community and residents were asked to simply put non-perishable food items in the bag and set it on their doorstep for pick-up by volunteers between 9 am and noon Saturday.
Organizers say that while a complete report with final numbers is to come shortly, they can confirm that over 20,000 pounds of food had been tallied already with more donations still being counted. They had set a target of 20,000 pounds and are thrilled that has been exceeded.
They also specifically want to thank the generosity of the people of Prince George, their sponsors and volunteers.
The food collected will be distributed by the Salvation Army, and the Army’s Community Services Director, Roy Law, says “the food is important but it’s even more important to see the community get together and serve. This year was the first year we held a community barbecue and it was a great success.”
Public Relations chair Emily Albertson says “once again the people and community of Prince George continue to amaze me with their generosity and spirit of giving. It does not matter what the cause, when called upon they step up to the plate and always knock the ball out of the park.”
Over 14,000 pounds of food were donated in last year’s drive.