Revelstoke emergency services food drive next week

Hundreds of volunteers expected for Revelstoke Emergency Service Fight Back Against Hunger on Sept. 20 & 21.

Hundreds of volunteers come out every year to support the food drive.

The Community Connections Food Bank’s biggest fundraiser of the year takes place next week when hundreds of volunteers will blanket the community seeking donations.

The Emergency Services Fight Back Against Hunger food drive takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 20, and Thursday, Sept. 21, from 6–8 p.m. each night.

Last year, more than 300 volunteers collected about 5,000 kilograms, or 11,000 pounds, of food, and thousands of dollars in cash donations over the course of two nights.

Over the past five years, the food drive has collected more than 23,000 kilograms of food and $24,000 in cash donations.

It is an essential fundraiser that allows the food bank to stock its shelves and provide for the approximately 110 households that access the service every week.

“With projects waning, donor fatigue and fewer government contributions, Community Connections Food Bank needs our help,” said food bank coordinator Patti Larson in an e-mail to volunteers.

This year marks the first year of the food drive without its founder and organizer Krista Kallio, who moved away from Revelstoke for a work opportunity elsewhere.

The food drive sees volunteers spread out across the community, accompanied by emergency services personnel, in search of donations.

Expect a knock on your door next week.


Just Posted

Balu Pass closed in Glacier National Park

The National Park is east of Revelstoke on Highway 1

Junior B hockey starts again later this month, how are the Doug Birk teams looking?

The Grizzlies are defending KIJHL and provincial champions and hoping to repeat the wins this year

Highway 1 road construction continues, high 26 today

Revelstoke roads, weather and wildfires update

Motorcyclist involved in Westside Road crash

Air ambulance assists while motorists face lengthy delays

Second cannabis store in the works for Revelstoke

City Council approved a development variance permit for Revelsmoke Aug. 13

Knife-wielding man tries to break into Okanagan retirement home

Seniors and staff shaken by incident and upset with RCMP response

B.C. manhunt suspects left cellphone video before they died: family

Family member says Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky recorded final wishes

Okanagan dog ‘Alice’ to get surgery thanks to BC SPCA crowdfunding

With the surgery, Alice’s prognosis is ‘excellent,’ stated the BC SPCA

Suspicious item forces 47 to evacuate plane at Kelowna airport

Kelowna RCMP continue investigation of suspicious item on airplane

Kelowna man nearly drowns on Okanagan Lake

The victim is in serious yet stable condition but his condition has worsened since going to hospital

Okanagan youth protest Tolko logging

Small group gathers outside Tolko head office

Kelowna International Airport threat deemed non-credible

Normal operations have resumed following note of a suspicious item on board a WestJet plane

Okanagan bus driver assaulted for asking patron not to smoke

59-year-old in hospital with non-life threatening injuries

Most Read