By Geraldine Guilfoyle
Published: August 21, 2018
The BC Thanksgiving Food Drive 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 2017 they were able to visit some 4000 homes, and collected more than 9000 pounds of non-perishable food for the Squamish Food Bank.
The collection day for Squamish is Saturday, September 15.
The local BCTFD event in Squamish is coordinated by the Squamish Multifaith Association in partnership with the Squamish branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Squamish Food Bank.
Bodhi McKinney of Squamish Food Bank had this to say about the annual drive:
“With the support of the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive, our Food bank can support those of our community that are in need. Many people in Squamish experience food shortages, causing them and their children to go without meals and proper nutrition. Between 400 and 500 people rely on our Food Bank every month, including seniors, those on disability or assistance, employed people on low incomes, families, and children!
Your contributions during this food drive, with food or cash donations, are an important part of supporting those facing food insecurity in Squamish. Please give generously.”
Donation bags and boxes will be picked up on the morning of September 15 and brought directly to Squamish Food Bank where they will be sorted and stocked by our wonderful volunteers.
For more information or to volunteer, please contact Geraldine Guilfoyle 604-848-4807 email@example.com