Thanksgiving Food Drive underway

Abbotsford among communities participating across B.C., with food being picked up from doorsteps on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Abbotsford is among the communities taking part in the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive (BCTFD) this week.

Flyers and donations bags were dropped off early in the week at homes throughout Abbotsford.

Residents are invited to fill the bag with non-perishable food items and place it on their doorstep before 9:30 a.m. on collection day – Saturday, Sept. 21.

BCTFD began as an effort by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Burnaby. Now in its fifth year, the project includes dozens of partner organizations and food banks serving some 50 cities throughout the province.

More than 7,000 volunteers are expected to be helping out this year, and the B.C. drive aims to collect about 400,000 pounds of food in just four hours for local food banks.

To protect against fraud and other abuses, the BCTFD conforms to Food Banks British Columbia’s code of ethics, which specifically means they do not collect or solicit cash contributions door-to-door.

For information visit http://bctfooddrive.org/.