Eight-year-old Ridley Kane delivers bags and flyers to homes around town Wednesday in preparation for the B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive Saturday. Residents are asked to fill a bag

Eight-year-old Ridley Kane delivers bags and flyers to homes around town Wednesday in preparation for the B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive Saturday. Residents are asked to fill a bag

Drives feed need

Organizations and residents pulling together for Vernon food bank

Support for Vernon’s food bank is growing.

On Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m., Craftsman Collision, Save-On-Foods and PriceSmart Foods are teaming up with the Salvation Army to host a food drive.

Craftsman Collision is pledging to match every item donated at the Save-On-Foods in Village Green Centre, up to $3,000.

“We are confident this will add a significant incentive to motivate our community and encourage people to come out and make a dent in hunger this fall in Vernon,” said Capt. Jean-Curtis Plante, with the Salvation Army.

Demand has been growing at the local food bank, and Craftsman Collision is hoping for a good response Saturday.

“This really wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for the great support the community shows and for the dedication and team spirit that our employees have,” said Stacey Cook, marketing manager.

Upon entering Save-On-Foods, customers will receive a shopping list of ideal non-perishable food items to shop for and donate.

Volunteers with the B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive will also be going door-to-door Saturday picking up bags of non-perishables.

Bags and flyers were dropped off at homes this week and volunteers will return Saturday between 9 and 11 a.m. to pick up filled bags.

If the bags have not been picked up by 12:30 p.m., a local call-in number has been set up: 250-550-0182.