The BC Thanksgiving Food Drive began in 2009 in the city of Burnaby to assist the local food bank. It has now expanded province wide and is able to assist dozens of community food banks serving over 50 cities and many thousands of needy individuals and families throughout British Columbia. In 2017, over 526,000 lbs of food was collected by more than 5000 volunteers (valued at over $1,000,000) and was sorted and delivered to community food banks.
Our goal this year is to collect over 600,000 lbs of food. This year’s food drive takes place on Saturday, September 26th and we anticipate more volunteer participants from dozens of partnering businesses, churches and volunteer organizations who will visit some 250,000 addresses across the province that week.