The recent Touch a Truck event at Abbotsford Centre raised almost $2,500 for the Archway Food Bank in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

The recent Touch a Truck event at Abbotsford Centre raised almost $2,500 for the Archway Food Bank in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Touch a Truck event raises almost $2,500 for Archway Food Bank

Event at Abbotsford Centre also collects 1,100 pounds of food

The recent Touch a Truck event at Abbotsford Centre raised almost $2,500 for the Archway Food Bank.

Organizers presented a cheque to Archway on Oct. 17 from proceeds and donations collected at the event held on Sept. 28. The donation went to Envision Financial’s The Full Cupboard, which in turn benefited the food bank.

As well, 1,100 pounds of food was collected at the event.

Touch a Truck is a hands-on event for the whole family. Vehicles and interactive displays from over 20 exhibitors and vehicles were on site, including Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service, Eagle West Cranes, Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue, Valley Driving School, Westerra Equipment and many more.

The event saw more than 1,000 visitors throughout the day. Activities included a barbecue lunch, face painting, a car smash, contests, excavator demonstrations and more.

Abbotsford Centre general manager Rick Comeau said this year’s Touch a Truck was the most successful to date.