A provincewide initiative to support food banks and the people who rely on them has gone a long way to feeding the hungry.
Volunteers with the B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive have knocked on doors in communities across the province throughout September, collecting food donations.
Collection day in the Nanaimo area took place Saturday with 146 volunteers performing more than 600 hours of service to the community.
More than 5,800 homes were visited, and 6,150 kilograms of non-perishable food was delivered to Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank.
The food drive is sponsored province-wide by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Food Banks British Columbia.
The Nanaimo event was aided by participation from Quality Foods, which contributed volunteers, transportation, material and financial support to the local operation.
For more information, please visit the B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive website at http://bctfooddrive.org.