Record number of volunteers make quick work of Rotary Food Drive

By Jill Sperling
September 11, 2016 - 9:35am

Hundreds of volunteers came out to support the fall Rotary Food Drive on Saturday. 

Kamloops Food Bank Executive Director Bernadette Siracky said the event was a prime example of the generosity that exists in Kamloops. 

"We got 51,000 lbs. of food," Siracky said. "And we had more volunteers for the 17th food drive than we've ever had before. It got finished so quickly, I can't believe how fast 51,000 lbs. of food got sorted."

Siracky was impressed with how successful the food drive was, considering how many other events were happening across the city. 

"People still put out those bags and still came in record numbers to help us sort that food," Siracky said, "So, thank you Kamloops for showing up, we really needed it this time, and we're truly appreciative."

Siracky said there was a greater need for donations as the food bank's clientele has been increasing every month. 

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