Fraser Valley Auto Mall holds annual food drive convoy

Event takes place Saturday, Dec. 10, starting at 11 a.m.

A convoy of vehicles

The Fraser Valley Auto Mall Food Drive holds its 10th annual convoy to deliver items to the Abbotsford Food Bank on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 11 a.m.

The items have been collected over the prior weeks at the auto mall dealerships, at local fire halls and at Save-On-Foods locations.

As well, firefighters have gone door-to-door in local neighbourhoods to collect donations.

“It’s going well. It’s a good year. People have been very generous,” said Steve Magown, spokesperson for the auto mall.

The public is also invited to drop off items on Saturday morning prior to the convoy’s departure.

The convoy will consist of 10 vehicles from the auto mall, one from Automall Autobody, six vehicles from Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service, one semi-trailer truck, vehicles with the fire chief and mall manager, and two Save-On-Foods trucks.

The convoy will also include vehicles for the parade marshall and the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau.

They will do two loops around the auto mall – located on Mt. Lehman Road – and then will head along South Fraser Way to the food bank on Essendene Avenue.

From there, they will travel to the food bank warehouse on Progressive Way to unload the food items collected.

Last year, the drive brought in 8.8 tons of food with a value of $60,000. A cheque for $4,900 was also presented on behalf of auxiliary firefighters from the local halls.