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:
Revelstoke Credit Union
Nordic Ski Club
Baptist Church Youth Groups
Revelstoke Girls Hockey
Revelstoke Roller Derby – Derailers
Revelstoke ATV Club
Revelstoke Guiding program
Pathways to Success Students
Joy for Tomorrow
Revelstoke Times Review
Emergency Services crews included:
BC Ambulance Service
Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services
BC Wildfire Crew – Columbia District
Emergency Social Services