Friday, September 20, 2019

Annual Prince Rupert Thanksgiving Food Drive hits the street Saturday

Ready for filling and collection!  Through this week Brown Bags 
have been  delivered across the city  for the 
BC Thanksgiving Food Drive which takes place on Saturday

Prince Rupert residents will once again be digging into the cupboards of their homes, ready to lend a hand this Thanksgiving for those who are in need, as the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive takes to the streets tomorrow.

A good core group of volunteers are set to travel across Prince Rupert and Port Edward on Saturday to collect the non perishable goods, with the collection from the day destined for the Prince Rupert Food Bank for distribution to those in need.

Coordinated by Aisa Smithanik, the annual collection of canned and packaged goods has seen impressive numbers since it arrived in Prince Rupert eight years ago; with hopes that this year will see residents of the North Coast be as generous as ever.

Those collecting the goods will not be knocking on your door and they are not soliciting donations, so the only way you'll know they've been by, is if your bag is gone from your front stoop.

Some of the goods collected from the 2018 Prince Rupert 
Thanksgiving Food Drive, volunteers will be going door to door tomorrow
to help fill the cupboards of the Prince Rupert Food Band
(PR Thanksgiving Food Drive Facebook Page)

Last year the door to door campaign collected close to 6,700 pounds of food, which went a long way to help with the community's Thanksgiving needs.

The bags which were part of a labelling project for students of École Roosevelt Park Community School and Annunciation School have been delivered to homes in both Port Edward and Prince Rupert through the course of the last week.

Up to thirty families have volunteered to work the pick up routes through the morning tomorrow.

To take part in the Food Drive, all you have to do is fill up your bag and have it sitting on your doorstep by 9:30 AM tomorrow.

This years campaign has drawn growing support from the community, with Cadets Canada, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Fellowship Baptist Church, DP World, Stuck On Designs, Save On Foods, City Furniture, CityWest and the Salvation Army all lending a hand to support this years collection.

If you find that your donation has been missed, or you have some time to lend a hand as part of the Food Drive efforts on Saturday call 250-624-2354.

Learn more about the work that has gone into preparing for tomorrow's collection from the Prince Rupert Food Drive Facebook page.

For more items of note on Community events see our archive page here.

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