by Jessica Read / Contributor – email@example.com
The weather wasn’t ideal for an outdoor fundraiser Saturday, but youth members of the Central Community Church pushed through to find success during their Stuff a Truck fundraiser.
On May 28, the youth group gathered together in the parking lot of Super Valu, for their 4th annual food collection benefiting the Salvation Army Community food bank and Agassiz food bank.
Stuff a Truck was inspired back when events like the 30hr Famine and other international organizations were found to have no affect on the communities giving the donations.
These donating communities also suffer from hunger, and so, it was decided that another fundraiser was needed in the Chilliwack and Agassiz area.
Last year, $8000 worth of food was raised in Agassiz alone, and this year the goal was to fill a few 5-tonne trucks with non-perishable food items.
The food bank is heavily advertised during the winter, and it isn’t realized how much the service is still needed in the summertime.
During the warmer months, the Sally Anne food bank receive a smaller amount of food, and so, this event helps keep the organization afloat and providing adequate options to its clients.
Walking along the road and waving their banners, the youth that participated spread their message about community hunger.
Local residents showed up with big bags of food and some showed up with a few other items.
No matter the amount of food items in hand, donors contributed to both the food drive and the smiles on the faces of the volunteers.