BC Thanksgiving Food Drive 2020 – Coming to your neighbourhood

When

Sep 26

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The BCTFD Project is a province-wide initiative that helps feed thousands across BC who rely on food banks for their basic nutritional needs.

In Squamish, the BCTFD event involves some 100 volunteers providing service to the community. In 2019 they were able to visit 4000 homes, and collected more than 8000 pounds of non-perishable food for the Squamish Food Bank.

“With the support of the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive, our food bank can support those who are in need in our community.

We need your help now more than ever. Many people in Squamish experience food shortages causing them and their children to go without meals and proper nutrition. Covid 19 has resulted in the demand for our services increasing by 230% as folks in our community battle job loss and financial hardship.

We aim to stock our shelves with healthy food options to promote overall health and well-being to those using our service, including seniors, those on disability or assistance, those on low incomes, families, and children.

Your contributions during this food drive, with non-perishable food items or cash donations, are an important part of supporting those facing food insecurity in Squamish. Please give generously and if donating food, please be mindful of expiry dates! If we receive food that is expired, we are unable to use it and the food bank loses out financially in disposal costs. Last year we received 8000 lbs of donated food and had very little waste – let’s do even better this year!

From everyone at the foodbank, staff and volunteers, we thank you for your support

For more information email: gerguilfoyle@me.com

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