More than 400 volunteers in Thanksgiving Food Drive

Abbotsford and Mission collect almost 13,000 pounds of food

Volunteers in Abbotsford sort food collected on Saturday

Almost 400 volunteers in Abbotsford and Mission helped make the recent BC Thanksgiving Food Drive (BCTFD) a success in their communities.

Throughout the province, the drive collected almost 410,000 pounds of food for 49 food banks.

The event involved flyers and donation bags being dropped off in neighbourhoods, with a request for residents to fill the bags with non-perishable food items and leave them on their doorsteps for pickup on Saturday, Sept. 20

In Abbotsford, the BCTFD event included more than 275 volunteers providing over 840 hours of service to the community.

They visited just over 10,500 homes, and collected 9,856 pounds of non-perishable food for the Abbotsford Food Bank.

In Mission, the event included more than 120 volunteers providing over 370 hours of service to the community.

They visited about 4,000 homes, collecting almost 3,000 pounds of food for the Mission Food Bank at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

For more information about the annual event, visit bctfooddrive.org

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