The BC Thanksgiving Food Drive began in 2008 in the city of Burnaby to assist their local food bank. Over the years It has now expanded province wide. This year close to 14,000 community volunteers, hundreds of businesses with several thousand business employees’, all assist to collect and bring food to their nearest food bank. Over 105 community food banks serving 80 communities, assist many thousands of needy individuals and families throughout British Columbia. In 2020, over 500,000 lbs of food were donated and sorted and then delivered to community food banks in the area where food was collected.
Our goal this year is to collect over 600,000 lbs of food. The 2021 food drive begins with businesses on Saturday September 11. The door-to-door food collection portion of the drive begins September 21 and all concludes on Saturday September 25. We are so grateful to the many volunteers who will participant from dozens of partnering businesses, churches and volunteer organizations and schools, who will visit some 400,000 addresses across the province during those two weeks.