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5th Annual Emergency Services Food Drive

5th Annual Emergency Services Food Drive

A door to door food drive event in support of the Lumby and District Food Bank - October 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Thank you for all your support!

Emergency Services Keep Lumby Food Bank Stocked until Spring!


RDNO Media Release October 2, 2019:

They are the people that help others out at some of the worst times in their lives, and on October 1, they pulled together to keep their community fed for the foreseeable months. An annual food drive put on by various emergency services agencies in the Lumby and Lavington areas collected 6000 pounds of food, and $2500 for the Lumby food bank. It’s estimated that this food drive will keep the food bank stocked for over 6 months.

The North Okanagan RCMP, Lumby and District Fire Department, Lavington Fire Department, Vernon Search and Rescue, BC Ambulance Service, CVSE, CP/CN Police, the Village of Lumby, alongside volunteers and members’ families spent Tuesday evening going door-to-door collecting food and cash donations.

“This program is now in its fifth year in Lumby and Lavington, and each year, the support from the community grows,” said Const. Gary McLaughlin, RCMP and organizer of the annual food drive. “As someone who grew up relying on food banks, I know how important this service is to families, and I’m thrilled to have such a positive reaction from the community, and selfless collaboration from so many emergency services.”

This drive has become the largest single event supporting the Lumby food bank. With the contributions from last night, the program has raised 31,000 pounds of food and $12,500 for the Lumby food bank.

“We could not do this without the generosity of people in our area,” said Tony Clayton, Chief of the Lumby and District Fire Department. “I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to every resident we spoke with and every person that donated food or money. This will directly help out your neighbours and your community.”


Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

1775 Glencaird Street
PO Box 430
Lumby, BC V0E 2G0




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