11,500 pounds of food collected by food drive

The Revelstoke food drive collected more than 5.2 metric tons of food over the course of two nights this week.

From left: Taylor Jarvis

The Revelstoke food drive collected more than 5.2 metric tons of food over the course of two nights this week.

Hundreds of volunteers came out over the course of Wednesday and Thursday evenings to go door-to-door all across Revelstoke for the Emergency Services Fight Back Against Hunger food drive.

They came away with 11,500 pounds of food and $4,400 in donations, according to to a post on Facebook.

“Revelstoke you have done it again!” organizers wrote. “Another very successful food drive. 11,500 pounds of food and $4,400. We are truly overwhelmed with the generosity of this great community. Thank you does not begin so express our appreciation but I will say it anyways. Thank you so very much for the donations, the great volunteers who went door to door, all the emergency services and the food sorters. Great job everyone!!”

The donations will help stock the food bank’s shelves for many months; last year the donations lasted into the spring. They are more important than ever with the food bank seeing an increase number of users this year.

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