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BC Thanksgiving Food Drive Saturday September 19

Fraser Valley – In many parts of the Valley, homeowners and some apartment dwellers may notice a marked plastic grocery bag by the door.Attached is a food bank notice.

The annual BC Thanksgiving Food Drive is once again appealing for donations and they need you more than ever. (info@bctfooddrive.org)

The BC Thanksgiving Food Drive began in 2009 in the city of Burnaby to assist the local food bank.  It has now expanded province wide and is able to assist dozens of community food banks serving over 50 cities and many thousands of needy individuals and families throughout British Columbia.

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In 2014, over 400,000 lbs of food was collected by more than 6000 volunteers (valued at approx. $900,000) and was sorted and delivered to community food banks.  Our goal this year is to collect over 600,000 lbs of food.  This year’s food drive takes place from Sept 14th – 19th and we anticipate more volunteer participants from dozens of partnering businesses, churches and volunteer organizations who will visit some 250,000 addresses across the province that week.

It really doesn’t matter whether or not you find one of these bags at your doorstep, the bottom line is that you can donate to the food drive on Saturday or dropp off a donation at any one local grocery stores or food banks.

This particular BC Thanksgiving Food Drive will be supporting Abbotsford, Langley, Mission, Chilliwack, Maple Ridge and Hope.

For more information contact us at info@bctfooddrive.org.

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