Okanagan food drive a success

On Sept. 14, the B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive (BCTFD) collected an estimated 12,850 pounds of food for the local food bank.

On Sept. 14, the B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive (BCTFD) collected an estimated 12,850 pounds of food for the local food bank.

It was great to see how the residents of this community came forward to support this project.

The success can be credited to the community selflessly working together donating time, talent, and means to meet the needs of others – for this, we are truly thankful.

In Penticton and the surrounding area, the BCTFD event included more than 143 volunteers providing over 800 hours of service to the community.

They were able to visit some 9,450 homes, and, as mentioned, collected more than 12,850 pounds of non-perishable food for the Salvation Army Food Bank.

We are humbled by the amount of aid given and we appreciate receiving much-needed contributions from the community and the support of every individual involved.

It’s essential to our work of helping the large numbers of people who rely on us to meet their basic needs.

We take this opportunity to thank all of our partners, all the volunteers and the members of the community who have generously contributed to the success of this day of service for the benefit of those in need.

Alberto De Feo

BCTFD – Thompson Okanagan Chapter