Last week the real estate company asked the community to use shopping bags supplied in the Cariboo Connector section of the Free Press and fill them up with groceries and deliver them to their booth at the front of the Save-On-Foods grocery store on Dec. 15 and 16.
“It was very neat to see the community come together and do that,” said David Jurek, co-owner of RE/MAX and the organizer of the food drive.”We could have went out and bought stuff as realtors but it was really cool to see how many people came and actually donated.”
Jurek isn’t sure how many people came but maintains it was a good showing.
“It was definitely a lot, it was deceiving at first,” he said. “We thought it wasn’t that much at first but once you start unloading it the first day- we did three separate trips to Loaves and Fishes.”
According to Jurek, they collected enough food to fill three double-decker sized trucks, with all of it going to the food bank along with an $800 cash donation.
One of the most surprising donations was a man who rolled out of Save-On-Foods with a cart of nine turkeys, all donated.