Victoria takes third in food drive

City ousted by Halifax and Regina in annual challenge

Though third time wasn’t the charm for the Mustard Seed food bank in the third annual Great Canadian Food Fight, it collected more food and cash than last year.

When the dust settled Saturday (Oct. 15) at 6 p.m. at the close to the 48-hour competition, Regina retained its champion title, collecting 227,703 kilograms of food. Halifax came in second with 70,883 kilograms of food.

In Greater Victoria,  about 61,235 kilograms of food – 6,577 kilograms more than last year – was donated.

It is enough food to stock the Mustard Seed’s shelves for about a month.