Thanksgiving Food Drive ending soon
Residents can still drop off donations at several locations throughout Campbell River for the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive. (Raw Pixel, Pexels)
The BC Thanksgiving Food Drive for this year is coming to an end.
The last day to drop off donations is this Friday.
Some Campbell River residents may have received bags from the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive but many others may have not.
Taryn Bennett is one of the committee members and this year, she’s overseeing the food drive in Campbell River.
She says many may not know they have collection boxes at various locations in the city.
“We want to let people know that if they’d like to make a donation, they can drop it off at a box because not everyone in town will get a bag delivered to their house. It depends on the number of people able to volunteer and go door to door,” Bennett said.
She adds that it also depends on where the volunteers live and what routes in their communities they’re able to take.
The BCTFD started in Burnaby in 2009. Volunteers come from The Church of the Latter-day Saints and word of mouth, according to Bennett.
“We invite people to join and volunteer. We’ve invited people from different congregations and churches.”
“Generally, we each do between 100 to 200 bags and deliver them, and pick them up on the Saturday morning.”
This year, the drop off locations are the following:
- UPS Store (1434 Ironwood St)
- Inland Kenworth (2900 N Island Hwy)
- Lady Fit (489 S Dogwood St #206)
- St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (34 S Alder St)
- City Hall (downtown)
- Vancouver Island Regional Library (downtown)
- Willow Point Pharmasave (101 – 2276 S Island Hwy)
- Sportsplex (1800 S Alder St)
- St Peter’s Anglican Church (228 S Dogwood St)
- Club Fitness (2116A S Island Hwy)
- Anytime Fitness (1285 Shoppers Row)
- Great Clips (310-1400 Dogwood St)
- Sean’s Salon (1195 Dogwood St)
Donations will be picked up on Saturday morning. All the donated items will be sorted and delivered to the Campbell River Food Bank.