The shelves of the Vernon Food Bank will be stocked for several months after another successful Realtor’s Food Drive.
The 41st annual event Wednesday night saw 36-thousand pounds of food collected by realtors and other volunteers from homes in Vernon and Coldstream.
“It was slightly less than we gathered last year, but last year being the 40th annual, I think we pushed a little bit harder, but realtors are very grateful that people were putting food out for us to gather, and we just want to say thanks to the community for making it a great event, ” says event spokesperson Robin Baycroft.
Baycroft says it was a great response by all the brokerages in the area.
“It’s a feel good event at Christmas time for all of us to give back to the community, and something good to be part of.”
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It’s a big night for the Salvation Army Food Bank In Vernon.
The 41st annual Realtors Food Drive will start at 5 pm today and continue until about 8:30 pm, with residents asked to leave non perishable food items on their front steps in Vernon and Coldstream.
Organizer Dawn Taylor says they hope to meet or beat the 39,000 pounds of food that was collected last year.
“I’m expecting to have 400 to 450 people collecting food. It’s realtors from the North Okanagan and their friends and family,” Taylor tells Beach Radio News.
Some of the most needed items are sugar, dry soup mix and soda crackers.
There is also a food drive tonight in Enderby.