Weekend food drive helps fill the shelves

More than 125 Chilliwack volunteers collected 6,457 pounds of non-perishable food for the Chilliwack Community Food Bank.

This past Saturday across the province, the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive (BCTFD) along with its devoted volunteers and gracious partners collected an estimated 409,624 pounds of food for 49 local food banks this year with an estimated value of $700,000.

“It is a great blessing in my life to be part of such an endeavour, and a joy to work with so many wonderful people,” said Andrew Rolfson, executive director of the BCTFD. “Most importantly, the food drive has been animated by a spirit of selflessness and love which strengthens those who participate and creates a tangible sense of unity.”

This sense of unity was seen with the more than 125 Chilliwack volunteers providing over 351 hours of service to the outlying area, visiting some 5,280 homes and collecting 6,457 pounds of non-perishable food for the Chilliwack Community Food Bank.

The participation of the Chilliwack area namely the Chilliwack Rotary and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints along with some local businesses assisted the cause greatly by their time, service and financial contributions. Since the project’s inception in 2009 the BCTFD has collected roughly 1.4 million pounds of food, with an estimated value of $2,400,000.

For additional information visit bctfooddrive.org and foodbanksbritishcolumbia.

Just Posted

New real-time location technology coming soon to Fraser Valley buses

Waiting riders will be able to see location of their bus using their phones

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from Sept. 16 to 22

Assault in Hope leads to firearms seizure, recovered goods and arrest

Victim recovering after being beaten and dragged along ground at Lake of the Woods

There’s a new way to send in photographic evidence of fisheries violations to DFO

Conservation and Protection officials have a hotline and email to get reports

Supernatural fundraiser coming to Kilby this October

The Vancouver Supernatural Group will be investigating paranormal activity at the historic site

VIDEO: Liberals make child care pledge, Greens unveil platform on Day 6 of campaign

Green party leader Elizabeth May unveils her party’s platform in Toronto

Free Tesla 3 offered with purchase of Surrey townhome

Century Group’s offer for Viridian development runs through Oct. 31

B.C. communities urged to improve access for disabled people

One in four B.C. residents has disability, most want to work

Sikh millworker lodges human rights complaint against Interfor, again

Mander Sohal, fired from Delta’s Acorn Mill, alleges discrimination based on religion and disability

UVic students killed in Bamfield bus crash were from Winnipeg, Iowa City

Authorities said the two victims were a man and a woman, both aged 18

Safety concerns resurface after fatal bus crash on Vancouver Island

Huu-ay-aht First Nations wants a safe route between Bamfield and Port Alberni

National weather forecasters predict average fall, cold winter

The Weather Network says precipitation will about average in most parts of Canada

Two dead, two in critical condition in highway crash near Campbell River

Highway 19 reopened Sunday night after it was closed in both directions

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Most Read