A woman (right) donates a bag of food to the third annual Stuff the Truck food drive spearheaded by Central Community Church on May 30, 2015 at Save-On Foods in downtown Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Chilliwack church hosts drive-thru food drive to benefit Salvation Army

Central Community Church is gearing up for its Stuff A Truck food drive

The members of a Chilliwack church are helping feed the increasing number of people who have been using the local food bank as a result of the COVID- 19 pandemic.

Central Community Church is gearing up for its Stuff A Truck drive-thru food drive on Saturday, June 27.

Over the past three months, the Salvation Army has seen a significant increase in food bank users due to the economic downturn from the pandemic.

On top of their normal work, the Salvation Army has added extra programs to serve the vulnerable in the Chilliwack community. On Wednesdays, they have started serving meals to 370 families from local schools and on Thursdays they deliver close to 100 hampers to families across the city.

In order to help the Salvation Army continue to help feed the hungry, Central Community Church will be holding its own food drive at the church. One hundred per cent of the donations will go to the Chilliwack Sally Ann.

The Stuff A Truck event will be held on Saturday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Central Community Church (46100 Chilliwack Central Rd.). In order to maintain proper physical distancing, non-perishable food donations can be dropped off via a drive-thru station.

Suggested items to donate include: canned fish, canned chicken, canned beans, pasta and pasta sauce, canned stew and chili, rice, cereal, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, and diapers.

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