This year’s Fraser Valley Auto Mall Food Drive set a new record, bringing in 8.8 tons of food with a value of $60,000.
The campaign, held over the previous two months, culminated on Saturday in a convoy of vehicles – including from the auto mall, Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service, and Save-On-Foods – delivering the items to the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau and Food Bank.
The convoy travelled from the auto mall on Mt. Lehman Road, along South Fraser Way and to the food bank on Essendene Avenue.
A cheque of just over $4,900 was then presented to food bank manager Dave Murray on behalf of auxiliary firefighters from five halls.
“It’s probably one of the highlights of my Christmas season to see that convoy coming down that hill and come toward the food bank … It speaks volumes about our community and how generous they are,” Murray said.
Go to Abbotsford News on Flickr for more pictures of the convoy.