By David F. Rooney
This week’s Emergency Services Food Drive shows just how effective a well-organized, broad-based campaign can be.
Almost 400 men, women and children — 380 to be exact — volunteered their time to go door-to-door in neighbourhoods all over the city gathering food donations or sorting them for future use.
Their efforts bore fruit: 11,500 lbs of food and $4,400 in cash donations — not bad for two grey and cool evenings. Speaking of the weather, the campaign really lucked out. While it rained most of Thursday, it only threatened rain the evening before and shed only sprinkles Thursday evening.
Here are a few photos from the event that really shows how Revelstokians care about their whole community:
Just because this food drive is over it doesn’t mean the Food Bank doesn’t need food. You can donate cash or food through the donation bins, and their $2 donation slips at the cash registers at both Cooper’s and Southside supermarkets.
Please call Community Connections at 250-837-2920 for more information.