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350,000 pounds of food donated to charity

An estimated 350,000 pounds of food was collected on Saturday as the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive (BCTFD) wrapped up a week-long campaign.

In the Fraser Valley region, the BCTFD event included more than 1,000 volunteers providing over 2,500 hours of service to the community.

They were able to visit 39,000 homes and collected more than 55,000 pounds of non-perishable food for the local food banks which include Abbotsford Food Bank, St. Joseph’s Food Bank of Mission, Salvation Army Community Food Bank in Chilliwack, Friends in Need Food Bank in Maple Ridge and Langley Food Bank.

The food was collected after the BCTFD distributed brown shopping bags to homes.

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