The BC Thanksgiving Food Drive (BCTFD) held Sept. 21 collected an estimated 402,000 pounds of food for 50 local food banks throughout the province.
"It was great to see how the residents of our communities came forward to support our project," BCTFD executive director Andrew Rolfson said. "The success can be credited to communities selflessly working together donating time, talent, and means to meet the needs of others - for this, we are truly thankful."
In Langley, the BCTFD event included more than 260 volunteers providing more than 775 hours of service to the community.
They were able to visit several hundred homes and collected more than 14,400 pounds of non-perishable food for the Langley Food Bank. Langley Food Bank executive director George Vandergugten is excited by the amount of food which will go to help clients.
"We appreciate receiving muchneeded contributions from the community and the support of every individual involved," he said. "It's essential to our work of helping the large number of people who rely on us to meet their basic needs."
The local BCTFD event in Langley was sponsored by Meridian Meats and Leavitt Machinery.
About the BCTFD The BC Thanksgiving Food Drive is a non-denominational project and is open to all interested individuals, community groups, religious organizations, businesses or others who wish to join the effort in helping attend to the needs of the hungry in this area.
For more visit foodbanksbritishcolumbia.ca and bctfooddrive.org.
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