Food drive picks up 10,000 pounds of food


The B.C. Thanksgiving Food for the Food Bank Day in Prince George was a huge success.

More than 20,000 pounds of food has already been gathered during the food drive, organized by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

“The food is important, but it’s even more important to see the community get together and serve,” said Roy Law, community services director for the Salvation Army, which runs the food bank. “This year was the first year we held a community barbecue, it was a great success. Exciting day for our town of Prince George.”

And more food is being collected.

“Once again the people and community of Prince George continue to amaze me with their generosity and spirit of giving,” said Emily Albertson, public relations chair for the food drive. “It does not matter what the cause, when called upon, they step up to the plate and always knock the ball out of the park.”