Home builders ask for help filling the shelves

Country sensation Madeline Merlo will perform in Chilliwack Dec. 5 in support of local food banks.

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Fraser Valley (CHBA Fraser Valley) is preparing for its first annual Food Bank Drive campaign in support of Chilliwack Salvation Army, Abbotsford Community Services, and St. Joseph’s Parish (Mission) – groups that collectively help meet the needs of over 50,000 families throughout holiday season.

“CHBA Fraser Valley members are encouraged to participate in this campaign by collecting non-perishable food items at their place business or job site from now until Dec. 16.,” says CHBA Fraser Valley Executive Director, Christy MacLeod.

“We are pleased to share local businesses and the media have been enthusiastic about supporting our campaign. CHBA Fraser Valley is proud to partner with Jelly Marketing, Bourquin Printers, Star 98.3, Country 107.1, Chilliwack Progress, Abbotsford News and Mission City Record to help address hunger in the Fraser Valley,” says MacLeod. “We are committed to helping those in need and are grateful for the support from the community to do so.

In addition to the member-driven food bank drive, CHBA Fraser Valley is organizing a single-day fundraising event, Stock the Shelves at Brixton Station (45554 Tamihi Way, Chilliwack) on Friday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Members of the community are invited to drop off donations of non-perishable food items to help “fill” the kitchen shelves at Brixton Station’s all-new show home. Representatives from CHBA Fraser Valley, Algra Bros. Developments and Valley Traffic Systems, will be on-hand to accept donations throughout the day.

This event includes a very special performance by Maple Ridge-based country sensation, Madeline Merlo, at 5:30 p.m. Entry is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item.

For more information about the CHBA Fraser Valley’s 1st Annual Food Bank Drive campaign and find out more about Stock the Shelves at Brixton Station, visit www.chbafv.com

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