Danelle Wiebe

Large food donation aids Terrace food bank

Members of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints went door to door

  • Sep. 26, 2014 12:00 p.m.

A ONE day food drive by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has resulted in 3,500 pounds of food being collected for the Terrace Churches Food Bank.

Members of the congregation first went around to Terrace homes Sept. 13 dropping off empty plastic bags with a note explaining the food drive.

And the next Saturday, they went out again, this time to collect bags left outside by residents.

Church leader Russ Smithanik says this is the fourth year the congregation has collected food in this fashion.

“It’s a program of our church through B.C. and Alberta,” he said. “And I believe we’ll be doing this again next year.”

Smithanik said the response of people was tremendous.

“It just wouldn’t happen without the people who participated,” he said of the quantity of donations received.

Food bank volunteers spent the afternoon of Sept. 24 unpacking what was collected and organizing the donations for the first food bank distribution of the season.












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