Yellowknife Food Bank Rendered Speechless by Vista Food Drive

By November 26, 2012News

2012_CJCD_Holiday_Food_DriveVista Radio would like to thank the people of Yellowknife for their amazing generosity this past weekend at CJCD Mix 100’s 7th Annual Holiday Food Drive.

“The Yellowknife Food Bank was speechless and so appreciative of the food and cash donations,” said Kevin MacDonald, CJCD’s Assistant Program Director and Morning Show Host. “We received over $9000 in cash and cheques. There were about 700 lbs. in turkeys and a record breaking 437 hampers full of food.”

The turkey donations were a new element of the 2012 Food Drive that turned out to be a massive hit. By the end of the weekend there was also a fully-stuffed bus, packed from front to back and floor to ceiling with non-perishable food items.

Afternoon Drive Host Jay Bear gave up a Saturday to host the 8-hour broadcast from the Yellowknife Co-Op.

“All of our sponsors donated prizes for hourly draws during the broadcast,” said Bear. “George Morin was our Grand Prize Winner of a trip for two to Edmonton courtesy of First Air, the Airline of the North.”

“In addition to First Air, our incredible sponsors included the YK Co-Op, Northwestel, First Student Cardinal Coach Lines and D-C Moving,” McDonald listed. “We’d like to thank all our sponsors, the volunteers from the Yellowknife Food Bank and everybody at Mix 100 who graciously donated time to collect donations and pack the bus.”

The Vista team in Yellowknife is looking forward to doing it all again for the 8th Annual Holiday Food Drive, on November 16th, 2013!