Krista Carnegie

Updated: Revelstoke food drive collects 4.5 tonnes of food, $6,365 in donations.

Between 250-260 volunteers come out for Revelstoke Emergency Services Fight Back Against Hunger Food Drive last week.



The Revelstoke Emergency Services Fight Back Against Hunger Food Drive was a resounding success, with about 250 volunteers bringing back almost 4.5 tonnes (9,854 pounds) of food, $1,000 of Cooper’s gift cards (courtesy the Knights of Pythias) and $2,682.50 in donations for the Community Connections Food Bank.

“In-fricken-sane!” exclaimed organizer Krista Carnegie. “It’s amazing and it went so smoothly.”

Volunteers from almost two dozen community groups and businesses supported Revelstoke’s Emergency Services personnel in going door-to-door collecting donations for the food bank.

They fanned across the city, to Columbia Park, Farwell, the Big Eddy, Southside, Arrow Heights and beyond. When they returned to the RCMP detachment, they brought back truckloads of goods that filled box after box. “It was just an amazing, amazing project,” said Carnegie.

On Wednesday, she announced that an anonymous donor matched the cash donations, bringing the total donations up to $5,365.

Check out the video above and slideshow below for scenes from the first night.

The following is a list of community groups and businesses that took part:

Stoke FM

Revelstoke Credit Union

CIBC

Nordic Ski Club

Baptist Church Youth Groups

Revelstoke Girls Hockey

Revelstoke Roller Derby – Derailers

Revelstoke ATV Club

CrimeStoppers

Revelstoke Cadets

Revelstoke Guiding program

Community Connections

Alliance Church

Pathways to Success Students

Joy for Tomorrow

Phat Philanthropists

Executive Transfer

Revelstoke Times Review

Revelstoke Current

Revelstoke Cable

Easy Rock

Tim Hortons

McDonalds

Emergency Services crews included:

RCMP

BC Ambulance Service

Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services

Parks Canada

BC Wildfire Crew – Columbia District

Emergency Social Services

Victim Services

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