Fill ‘er up. Saturday, Sept. 18 is the annual Fill The Truck event for the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank. Promoting the banner occasion from left are: Tina McGregor (Island Savings Credit Union), Paul McGregor (49th Parallel Grocery Chemainus manager), Christine Pacukiewicz (49th Parallel), Jason Farrugia (Island Savings Chemainus branch manager), John Garscadden (49th Parallel) and Lisa Ursu (49th Parallel). (Photo by Don Bodger)

Fill ‘er up. Saturday, Sept. 18 is the annual Fill The Truck event for the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank. Promoting the banner occasion from left are: Tina McGregor (Island Savings Credit Union), Paul McGregor (49th Parallel Grocery Chemainus manager), Christine Pacukiewicz (49th Parallel), Jason Farrugia (Island Savings Chemainus branch manager), John Garscadden (49th Parallel) and Lisa Ursu (49th Parallel). (Photo by Don Bodger)

The truck stops here for a fill-up

Saturday fundraiser to benefit the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank

Together we can help stamp out hunger.

The motto is the incentive for the Fill The Truck food drive, happening Saturday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 49th Parallel Grocery in Chemainus Village Square.

The 49th Parallel Chemainus Grocery and Island Savings Credit Union are working in conjunction with one another to benefit the Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank.

Non-perishable food donations and cash are being accepted. Tax receipts will be issued for monetary donations of $20 or more.

There’s also ready-made support with bags of goods available for sale at the 49th Parallel Grocery to donate. It’s hoped for a big haul to fill the truck to the top.

The bottom line will be helped by some lunchtime offerings as well that have been absent from fundraisers for a while.

“This will be our first hot dog sale in two years,” pointed out 49th Parallel Grocery Chemainus manager Paul McGregor.

A recent chili contest in Chemainus Village Square also resulted in a $2,275 contribution to the Harvest House on behalf of the Island Savings Full Cupboard program, with organizing and sponsorship support from 49th Parallel.

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