Revelstoke’s Emergency Services Fight Back Against Hunger Food Drive was again a resounding success. There were more than 150 volunteers on Wednesday, and about that many again on Thursday. Together, they brought in more than five tonnes of food – 5.35 tonnes to be exact – and $7,900 in cash donations.
The food drive, which started with Krista Carnegie and a small group of kids and parents going door-to-door on Halloween, and expanded when RCMP Cst. Gary McLaughlin brought the town’s emergency services personnel on board, has taken on a life of its own, with more than two dozen local businesses and organizations volunteering their time.
Here’s what food bank co-ordinator said afterwards:
The third annual Revelstoke Emergency Services Fights Back against Hunger community food drive was a resounding success! We collected 11,795 pounds (5,350 kg) of food during our two night community food drive. In addition, there were cash donations of $5,900.00 and we also received a $1,500.00 donation from an anonymous source bringing our total donations to $7,400.00!!
Our deepest gratitude goes to Krista Carnegie for her time and dedication to this project.
This event was generously hosted by: Revelstoke RCMP, Revelstoke Auxiliary RCMP, Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services, BC Ambulance Service, Revelstoke and Area ESS, Victim Services, Parks Canada, BC Wildfire Crew, and Search and Rescue.
We are very grateful to all the sponsors and volunteers, a truly amazing group of people.
Last but not least thank you to everyone in the community who gave so generously to ensure the success of this event – we couldn’t have done this without YOU!
From all of us at Community Connections Food Bank, our heartfelt thanks.
We are truly fortunate to be part of this community!