Help food bank serve 3,200 bowls of soup with fundraiser

Have you ever wondered where your next meal is coming from?

“Have you ever wondered where your next meal is coming from? There are many people in the Cowichan Valley who wake up every morning and ask this question,” reads a press release about an upcoming chance to have fun and donate to a good cause at the same time.

Everyone is invited to take part in the Inter-denominational Foodbank Fun Run, Sunday, Nov. 22 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Cowichan Secondary School’s track.

Billed as “fun for the whole family” people are invited to bring all generations and even a four-legged friend to take part in the Parade of Pooches. Penny the Owl will be there, and there will be face painting, a barbecue by the Duncan Rotarians and a photo opportunity with the Cowichan Valley Capitals.

Registration for the event is $10 each or $20 for a family pack. You can pay at the event or online at People are also encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to help feed the hungry.

These donations are vital, said organizers in a press release.

“Because of generous donations from the community, the food bank is a place where the hungry can be fed,” it reads.

The Cowichan Basket Society in Duncan serves about 3,200 bowls of soup, 2,300 sandwiches and supplies 420 food hampers each month.

The goal is to raise $4,000 and collect 500 non-perishable food items.