Lumby Food Drive
RCMP says it was an amazing night of support during the 5th annual Lumby & District Emergency Services fight back against hunger food drive on Tuesday night.
Over 6,000 lbs of food and $2,500 in donations collected. "Thank you to the community of Lumby and all the emergency service personnel who took part."
Local volunteers and Emergency Services personnel (RCMP, Fire Services, Ambulance, Search and Rescue, BC Conservation Services, CVSE, CP/CN Police), including Cst. Gary McLaughlin from North Okanagan Traffic Services, go door to door in full gear with all our vehicles collecting food for the local food bank.
Crews from Lavington and Lumby Fire Departments will be starting at 5pm on Tuesday, October 1st.
This has become the largest single event supporting the Lumby food bank on a yearly basis. To date, the program has raised 25,000 pounds of food and $10,000 for the Lumby and District Food Bank.
This program is very important to Cst. McLaughlin on a personal level, who refers to himself as a proud food bank kid. My family was very dependant on local food banks in Ontario in my childhood and giving back is something that many RCMP Members do on a daily basis, says Cst. McLaughlin. I look forward to overloading our local food bank once again this year and supporting the local people that require "a hand up" instead of a "hand out" to provide them the opportunity of a full plate of food that a lot of us take for granted.