This year’s Emergency Services Food Drive will mark the end of Krista Kallio’s involvement with the Revelstoke community’s food-drive campaigns.
“In early September, I am going to be moving on from Revelstoke,” she said. “I have called this amazing community home for almost 20 years and my volunteer work here has been an incredibly important part of my life.”
Krista has been a central figure in food drives for the Community Connections’ Food Bank.”
She said will be leaving Revelstoke for Kelowna on September 9 to start work for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
She will be sorely missed as she has been a pillar of support for the Emergency Services Food Drive.
“This food drive evolved from a small group of seven young kids out trick or treating, requesting food for the food bank rather than candy and has become this beautiful, huge community event that draws people from every walk of life, every age, every demographic for the purpose of helping others,” she said. “I have always called this project my baby, and it is perhaps one of the hardest things to hand over.
“I can’t begin to express how incredibly grateful I am to each and every one of you for supporting this campaign,” she said. “For supporting me. For giving your time, your energy and your efforts, often year after year for a project that is so incredibly important to me. So with tears in my eyes (let’s be real – you know that I am bawling), let’s get down to the details. Patti will take it from this point on. Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Please rock the heck out of this for me this year!”