Huge haul for annual food bank fundraiser in Oceanside

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
November 19, 2018 - 5:07pm Updated: November 20, 2018 - 11:00am

Volunteers spent Saturday and Sunday going door-to-door in Parksville to bolster the Salvation Army Food Bank.Parksville Volunteer Fire Dept.

PARKSVILLE — Shelves at the Salvation Army Food Bank in Parksville are well stocked following a massive fundraiser this past weekend.

The Parksville Volunteer Fire Department reported it collected 26,720 pounds of food and $27,217 were generated Saturday and Sunday, which marked the twentieth year of the door-to-door campaign.

PVFD chief Marc Norris said numerous businesses and community organizations stepped up to ensure the campaign was a success.

“Our active firefighters and honorary members, along with their families and friends, made this year’s drive an overwhelming success,” Norris said in a news release.

Toys were also collected during the well-known campaign for local families in need.

Numerous local fire departments took part in the event, including the Qualicum Beach Fire department, which reported 8,600 pounds of food and nearly $2,400 collected.

The giving season continues as Tigh-Na-Mara Resort hosts its tenth annual Toy Drive Breakfast Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. to benefit Society of Organized Services.

Anyone who brings a new, unwrapped toy or monetary donation will receive a free buffet breakfast.


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