Friday, September 14, 2018

Food Bank Drive Saturday offers chance to help Salvation Army Thanksgiving plans and stock the shelves for this fall

It's Time to fill up bag to lend a hand
towards the Salvation Army's
Food Ban in Prince Rupert
Residents in Prince Rupert can do their part to help keep the Salvation Army Food Bank stocked this fall, with a number of community groups and businesses offering their support to this years BC Thanksgiving Food Drive.

Through the week, residences in Prince Rupert and Port Edward have been receiving the Food Bank Shopping Bag in their daily mail delivery.

Organizers of the Food Drive are asking that those that wish to participate in the community effort to fill their bags with non perishable goods, both dry and canned and leave the bags on their doorstep before 9:30 Saturday morning.

Volunteers will be travelling around the city on Saturday, collecting the bags, and will not be stopping at those homes that do not have one out.

Food Bank organizer also note that volunteers will not be knocking on doors, nor will they be soliciting for monetary donations for this years Food Drive.

The collection point for this years travels will be the Church of Latter Day Saints on Prince George Street, which is making for the temporary warehouse of sorts for those going door to door around the community on Saturday.

Should your donation not be picked up by 1 PM, you are asked to call 250-624-2354.

Asia Smithanik is taking the lead in organizing this years Food Drive, with Prince Rupert's team of volunteers hoping to top last years impressive results of the close to 4800 pounds of non-perishable goods that were donated in the 2017 Drive. 

Among the groups and organizations lending their time or support to the Thanksgiving Food Bank Drive are: Salvation Army, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Fellowship Baptist Church, Knights of Columbus, Royal Bank, DP World Prince Rupert, Stuck On Designs, Save On Foods,  City Furniture, CityWest and Macro Properties.

As organizers have been preparing for Saturday's Food Drive, they have been providing some updates to the Prince Rupert  - BC Thanksgiving Food Drive Facebook page, the entries offering up a glimpse as to just how far your donations can go in the community, as well as the scale of need in the region.

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