The Mustard Seed food bank raised more than 46,000 pounds of food last week as part of the fifth annual Great Canadian Food Fight.
The 48-hour event included food and cash donation stations at Ogden Point, Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, The Bay Centre and grocery stores and fire halls across Greater Victoria.
“I can’t thank this community enough for their support,” said Brent Palmer, food bank director. “Though our final total raised was lower than we had hoped, it all goes toward helping our community in need as we head into winter.”
Five other Canadian food banks competed in this year’s event including Regina, Halifax and Waterloo, Ont.
The Great Canadian Food Fight is a national initiative to raise awareness about hunger and help food banks across Canada fill their shelves in preparation for winter months.
For more info on the Mustard Seed, please call 250-953-1575.