Mark Isfeld students unload a semi truck lined from front to back with food for the Comox Valley Food Bank.

Great grad gift to food bank

Food drive nets 7,000 pounds

  • Mar. 9, 2015 1:00 p.m.

Terry Farrell

Record Staff

The Mark Isfeld Grad Committee came through in a big way for the Comox Valley Food Bank last week.

A week-long drive produced 7,000 pounds of food.

“We wanted to give back to the community for helping all these years to get to the point where we are now, almost graduating,” said Allana Mackinnon, a member of the committee.

“But it really was a joint effort from everyone in the school, making posters, campaigning, asking their families and their work. It’s an amazing thing that we can help out our community like this, and it’s great for the food bank.”

Comox Valley Food Bank president Jeff Hampton was thrilled with the donation, which filled the length of a semi-trailer truck.

“I tend to use the word ‘overwhelmed’ quite a bit with my work, but it’s true,” said Hampton. “Just to give you an idea, Food Banks Canada estimates each pound of food to carry approximately $3 in value, so in order for me to go to a grocery store and buy all this food, it would cost me somewhere near $21,000.”

The food drive also produced $600 in cash, which will equate to another 200 pounds for the food bank shelves.

“It’s been a great campaign – so many people helping and so many people donating,” said Mackinnon. “It’s amazing how much this community cares.”

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