Stuff the Truck
The “Stuff the Truck” is 897 Juice FM’s annual event taking place at Save-On-Foods in Duncan. It starts on Dec. 2 – 6. Donors can purchase pre-made bags of groceries and drop them off to the truck in front of the store. There is also a pallet challenge. $500.00 for a pallet of 1,000 lbs. of food to help out all local food banks. If your business, organization, or friends and family wish to purchase a pallet early, please visit https://www.mycowichanvalleynow.com/39092/stuf-the-truck/ for details.
Christmas Food Program
The Society also runs a Christmas Food Program, distributing food vouchers instead of food. The amount given depends on family size and can be claimed at the local 49th Parallel grocery stores.
People register for this program during their regular food bank time and location. Members of the community may donate food in Chemainus at the food bank on Thursday from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, or at either the Chemainus or Crofton food banks during regular hours.
The collection deadline varies each year. See local paper for updated information.