Volunteers with the annual Thanksgiving food drive are visiting Burnaby homes and leaving bags on doorsteps in hopes local residents will donate food for low in come families.
"It's always a good experience to get out there and volunteer and help with needy families. It can be really uplifting," said Jason Nagy, a Burnaby resident and coordinator for the local portion of the food drive. "There are a lot families that need assistance with food and other means, but food mainly."
Volunteers are leaving collection bags on people's doorsteps today (Wednesday, Sept. 18) with a flyer that includes instructions on how to donate. People can then fill up the bag with non-perishable items and leave it on their doorstep for the volunteers to collect on Saturday, Sept. 21.
"We don't knock on doors," Nagy said. "They just leave it outside, and our volunteers will pick them up."
The volunteers, backed by local businesses, are mostly families from Burnaby's Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. All of the food goes to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society, which redistributes the donations to people in need.
For more information, go to bctfooddrive.org.
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