A pre-Thanksgiving drive to collect food garnered 19,000 pounds worth for the Sources Langley Food Bank recently.
On Sept. 17, the eighth annual BC Thanksgiving Food Drive turned out to help stock the shelves in advance of the October holiday.
The Sources Food Bank was just one of more than 50 local food banks that received food.
Around the Fraser Valley area, from Mission, Hope, and Chilliwack through to Abbotsford and Langley, about 56,000 pounds was collected in total.
“It was great to see how the residents of our communities came forward to support our project,” said Daniel Bill, executive director of the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive.
He said the success of the drive can be credited to communities working together to donate time, talent, and the means to help others.
More than 100,000 people use a B.C. food bank every year, and 40 per cent of the recipients are children under 18 years old.