City-wide drive helps fill Food Bank shelves

On behalf of the Kelowna Community Food Bank and the hundreds of volunteers, we would like to personally thank each an every one of you who donated food items to the city-wide food drive last weekend.

To the editor:

On behalf of the Kelowna Community Food Bank and the hundreds of volunteers, we would like to personally thank each an every one of you who donated food items to the city-wide food drive last weekend.

Through your efforts more than 17,000 pounds of non-perishable food, worth approximately $34,000, was collected.

But far more than the amount was the generosity of Kelowna and area residents in helping those in need that made our efforts worthwhile.

The food collected last Saturday will enable the Food Bank to better respond to families in need.

Last weekends B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive was a project of families helping families.

Families are the primary Food Bank recipients and this food drive provided an opportunity for our many volunteer families, groups and organizations to support less fortunate Kelowna families.

The B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive is a non-denominational, community-focused project open to all interested individuals, groups, and businesses that wish to lend a hand to help the needs of the hungry.

Our thanks to the Peachland Girl Guides, Save On Foods, the Kelowna Rugby Athletics Club and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint for their volunteer support.

Again thank you for your compassion in helping your fellow citizens.

Ian Wilks,

committee chair,

B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive

 

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