(Metro Creative)

(Metro Creative)

Drive collects 5,500 kg of donations for food banks

Sooke Food Bank among recipients

The B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive collected more than 5,500 kilograms of donations in the Greater Victoria region last weekend.

“About 15,000 homes were visited by volunteers ranging in age from four to 84 years. They collected non-perishable food donations that were delivered to Mustard Seed, Goldstream, Sidney and Sooke food banks,” said Byron Barnard, local food drive chair.

“We encourage all community members to support those in need by serving others and giving to your nearest food bank.”

The BC Thanksgiving Food Drive was set up as a non-denominational project to help local food banks meet community needs throughout the province. Participants included members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints along with family and friends.


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