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VANCOUVER, B.C – Several Food banks in the Peace Region benefitted from local BC Liquor Stores in 2020.

In total, BCLS donated over $1.1 million to food banks across B.C., this includes over $800,000 collected during the holidays and funds from its Summer fundraiser.

The following Peace Region food banks received funds:

All donations collected are given to the food bank in the community where funds are raised.

“When it comes to raising funds or awareness, our employees believe in giving where they live and work hard to do the best for their communities,” said Blain Lawson, general manager and CEO of the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB), which operates BCLS. “I am incredibly proud of what our teams have been able to do in a year filled with operational challenges.”

The executive director of Food Banks BC, Dan Huang-Taylor, says foodbanks survived 2020 due to the support from organizations across the province.

“The donations raised over the summer and winter campaigns are truly staggering. This generosity reaches our 103-member food banks throughout the province and the over 100,000 people who access food banks’ services every month in B.C., enabling the purchase of healthy, nutritious food.”

The LDB contributes over $1 billion annually to the Province of British Columbia to help provide financial support for public services, including health care and education.

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