Community

A food drive that takes it literally

Teamwork: (from left) Kwantlen University’s Tally Wade and Iain Hunter, Trish Lunder of the Cloverdale Christmas Hamper Program, Dean’s office representative Cate Anderson, and shuttle bus driver Mattais Clement.  - Contributed
Teamwork: (from left) Kwantlen University’s Tally Wade and Iain Hunter, Trish Lunder of the Cloverdale Christmas Hamper Program, Dean’s office representative Cate Anderson, and shuttle bus driver Mattais Clement.
— image credit: Contributed

Kwantlen University’s “Stuff the Bus” campaign kicked off with a food drive – literally – for a local cause that helps needy Cloverdale residents each December.

Kwantlen employee and Cloverdale resident Tally Wade, coordinator of the public safety communications program, is also on the university’s United Way committee.

The initiative has been a resounding success, especially at the Cloverdale campus, where classes compete against each other for a pizza lunch donated by the Dean’s office, Wade says.

Kwantlen introduced a new shuttle bus service between campuses this year. To draw attention to this – and to the annual United Way employee drive, the university launched its Stuff the Bus Campaign.

The goal is to load the bus with non-perishable food and hygiene items.

After reading a recent article in The Reporter, organizers decided to hold a one-day food drive for the Cloverdale Christmas Hamper program, a non-denominational, volunteer-driven Yuletide program that assists local families and individuals in need.

On Nov. 4, Kwantlen shuttled the bus by each of its four campuses – Cloverdale, Langley, Richmond and Surrey – picking up food donations.

The donations were then dropped off at Pacific Community Church, nerve centre of the hamper assembly line.



Follow the Cloverdale Reporter on Twitter and Facebook. View our print edition online.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Suspects sought in violent Surrey robbery
 
Cloverdale trucker is B.C. grand champ
 
Peek-a-view
B.C. Small Business Month: A beautiful vision in Cloverdale
 
Police seek help in search for missing Langley man
 
South Surrey businesses victims of smash-and-grab robbers
Diwali dance
 
Building literacy, one block at a time
 
Langley Soccer club holding food, toy drive

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.