Spring Rotary Food Drive delivers 62,000 pounds of items to Kamloops Food Bank

It was the third Rotary Food Drive to be conducted amidst the COVID-19 pandemic — and all three events have seen significant donations.

The spring Rotary Food Drive on the weekend led to 62,000 pounds of food and $3,500 being donated to the Kamloops Food Bank.

It was the third Rotary Food Drive to be conducted amidst the COVID-19 pandemic — and all three events have seen significant donations.

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There was concern about community response during the spring 2020 food drive, held just as pandemic took hold and altered so much of daily life. But Kamloops residents responded in waves, donating a record 70,000 pounds of food via the familiar biodegradable yellow bags that were delivered with 30,000-plus copies of the Kamloops This Week print edition.

The fall 2020 food drive broke an eight-year-old record for pure weight of items collected, with the haul tipping the scales at 57,000 pounds.

This past weekend’s food drive was done with the teamwork of Kamloops Food Bank staff and volunteers from Rotary and elsewhere.

The Kamloops Food Bank can always use donations of food and money. If you wish to help, click here.

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