Bell Media's Stuff-A-Bus campaign a huge success

Stuff bus

Bell Media's 14th Annual "Stuff-a-Bus" campaign for the Central Okanagan Food Bank was a big success.

30,000 pounds of food was raised and more than $15,000 in cash - and for every donation of $25.00 - the BC Turkey Producers donated a bird to the food bank - and this year, they contributed 600 turkeys.

Food Bank Executive Director Lenetta Parry says once again the community came through to help those in need over the holidays.

"Some people were bringing one can of food, some people were bringing one bag of food, some were coming out with one or two grocery carts full of food. It shows that impact - when we all work together - we can make such great things happen in our community. We can fill two buses of food in three days." 

Parry says the food bank's purchasing power means the $15,000 donated - translates to $45,000 at the cash register.

She says your donations will help about 2,000 households this Christmas - and about 1,200 children.