When Dr. Darren and Tracey Paul announced a raffle to fill up the food bank’s shelves last year, the community showed up en masse.
The raffle rules were simple. Bring in a whole case of non-perishable food, and have your name entered to win an Xbox.
The result was overwhelming, Tracey Paul said.
“It was so exciting,” she said. “We had so much food.”
The boxes and bags filled the hallways of Agassiz Family Chiropractic, in the Kent Fitness/ Activity Centre. It was such a big haul that Dr. Paul hurt his knee moving it all around. But then, the community showed its generosity once more.
The Pauls called a patient who is also a local RCMP member, and asked for some advice. He brought out the entire force, who moved the food from the centre to the food bank.
“The community was amazing,” Paul said. “I couldn’t believe they sent over all the police cars to move the food.”
It was such a success last year that they have decided to do it again. Just like last year, anyone who drops off a donation of an entire case of food will be entered into the draw. But it’s not only an Xbox that’s up for grabs. Many other items were donated last year, including Arbonne products, chocolates, a homemade scrapbook and bath salts.
Paul said she is hoping to gather plenty of prizes, as an encouragement to the community to continue donating to the food bank, which is run by Agassiz-Harrison Community Services.
The draw date will be on Dec. 21, and they’re hoping to see as good a turnout as they had last year. In addition to the draw, there will be treats and hot chocolate on hand.
For more information, phone Tracey at 604-796-3559.