Non-perishable food donations were accepted for the Veterans Food Bank in Calgary during a special "Top Up The Trailer" event. It finished up in Didsbury at Tim Hortons and the Centex Gas Station parking lot on Friday, November 8th.
The Rural Alberta Telus Ride for Dad has filled up a trailer for the Veteran's Food Bank in Calgary.
The three Fountain Tire locations in Olds, Didsbury, and Sundre also collected non-perishable food items this week as part of the special event.
Local Ride for Dad Chapter President Gilbert Enns believes it is important to remember.
The topped up trailer full of food donations will be delivered to the Veterans Food Bank in Calgary this weekend.
(UPDATED on November, 12th)
The total amount of food that was donated to the Top Up The Trailer food drive was a whopping 2400 pounds, according to Gil Enns.
There was an $850 dollar cash donation from the 582 Patio & Grill restaurant, plus an additional $1650 was collected.
He says the Veteran’s Association Food Bank in Calgary was amazed and very thankful. 5 bins were filled.
Enns notes that being their first year of doing this, it was an amazing outcome. Hopes they can to even better next year.
Thank yous are going out to the Didsbury,Olds and Sundre Fountain Tire Stores and Rural Alberta Telus Ride For Dad to everyone that was involved to make this happen. He adds, a special thank you to Candice at the 582 Patio and Grill for their amazing donation.
Enns says this just goes to show the commitment that we have in supporting our heroes that fought for our freedom.