The City of Prince George is making a proclamation to donate more than 20 thousand pounds of non-perishable items to the food bank.
Mayor Lyn Hall was joined alongside dignitaries Friday morning to proclaim Saturday “BC Thanksgiving Food Drive For the Food Bank Day.” If you have noticed a plastic bag on your doorstep, you’re invited to fill it with food to be picked up Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon.
Eugene Marks with Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, says the community is trying to go above and beyond this year. “Last year, we donated about 18 thousand pounds of food, our target this year is about 20 thousand pounds of food, and province wide we’re hoping to gather about 600 thousand pounds of food,” he said.
Marks says if you didn’t receive a plastic donation bag on your doorstep, you can still donate to the 18th Avenue Salvation Army location. “We’ve already had people blanket the city with the bags, dropping them at the doorstep, so if you’ve found one of those bags on your doorstep, we welcome you to fill it and maybe add extra, we’ll be around to collect it.”
Each month, over one thousand families utilize food bank services and the need is especially great during this time of year.