The Comox Valley Food Bank Society would like to thank a couple of hardworking local student groups from the Comox Valley.

As our great contributors and generous businesses and citizens in the Comox valley know very well, we are nearing the time of year where some families and single persons can feel the pinch of the holidays and often experience food insecurities.

This past week the CVFB was extremely fortunate to have two Rotary Interact student bodies from GP Vanier and Mark Isfeld raise awareness through two separate food drives which produced over 5000 lbs of hamper items for clients in need. It is equally important to mention that during these two hamper drives the citizens of the Comox Valley also contributed just under $1000 which greatly assists in buying items that may not be donated in the coming months.

While GP Vanier turned a night of trick or treating into a night of hamper gathering as they went door to door, the students of Mark Isfeld hosted a drive-in style donation loop to assist with donation ease. The CVFB thanks both groups not only for their Interact involvement, and community-based volunteerism, but also for their thinking outside the box to make this years donating avenues easier for the public to take part in.

Thank you from the CVFB, its clients, its staff and all volunteers for sharing in the passion of ending hunger in the Comox Valley.