Quesnel area residents will find a paper bag on their doorstep this week for the annual BC Thanksgiving Food Drive.
Anita Higdon is one of the Coordinators.
“Starting tomorrow (Tuesday) , Wednesday, Thursday people are going to be dropping off bags, or cards, mostly bags though because the card thing is going to be the first year that we’ve tried it. We’re going to see if people are more adaptable, or more able to donate money rather than food. Some people might think that’s an easier thing to do.”
Higdon says they are paper bags and they are labeled and tell you what is expected, like the non-perishables, not expired foods.
She says the bags will then be picked up on Saturday the 25th.
Higdon says they are asking people to have them on their doorstep by 9 a.m.
She says if you miss them, the bags can be dropped off at the Sani-Station in downtown Quesnel.
Higdon says they are hoping to even better than last year.
“As far I know each year we do a little bit better, like we take it to the weigh scale, we get the truck and the trailer weighed and that’s how we find out. Last year we got 6,759 pounds of food.”
Higdon says everything they get will stay in Quesnel and go to the local food bank.