BC Ambulance Service members stood outside both Parkwood and Spruceland Save On Foods locations this weekend to donate non-perishable food items to the St. Vincent De Paul Society.
In its 10th annual year, the Red & White Hunger Fight seeks to end hunger in our community. Primary Care Paramedic, Shawn Morash says the food drive is off to a strong start. “We’re expecting to collect at least 200 boxes from all of the four stores,” he said. “We have been exceeding expectations over the last two days.”
The food drive continues next weekend where BC Ambulance members will be collecting food at the Hart Highway Save On Foods store on Saturday and the College Heights location on Sunday. Morash says it makes an incredible impact for the St. Vincent De Paul Society. “We have been told that the amount of food that we collect in the four full days at Save On Foods is enough to actually sustain them for most of the year so this is very important for St. Vincent and it just shows the generosity of the people of Prince George.”
Donations of dried food items and cash will also be accepted anytime at the St. Vincent De Paul Society.