On Saturday, November 12, 75 volunteers from the communities of Jaffray, Elko, Grasmere, Baynes Lake, Wardner and Bull River spent the morning collecting canned goods and non-perishable items for the Cranbrook Food Bank.
At the end of the morning, over 3,600 pounds of food had been collected and brought to the Jaffray chapel of the Mormon Church where it was sorted, boxed up and then delivered to the warehouse in Cranbrook.
The estimated value of the food was $8,200. The volunteers not only included adults but many children with their parents.
A lunch was served for all volunteers who talked about how much fun they had taking part in the drive and expressed wishes that the food drive become an annual event for the whole of the South Country.
The participants of the food drive thanked the residents of the various communities for their generous offerings. The food drive was organized by the Jaffray Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but was greatly supported by many other community organizations.