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Race Against Hunger brings in more than 1,500 lbs of food, almost $17K in funds

Four food banks and local charities pick up the proceeds.

It was a robust Race Against Hunger at the Dawson Creek Co-op grocery store during rodeo weekend, with funds and food being raised for four local Dawson Creek food banks.

This year’s Race Against Hunger totals include 1543 pounds of food collected, $6,850 cash/cheques collected, with an Ovintiv matching donation is $9,936, adding up to a grand total of $16,786.

 “We’ve already distributed the food collected between Networks Ministries and The Salvation Army,” said Ovintiv’s Adam Rolick this week.

“Funds collected and the Ovintiv match will be also getting delivered shortly to St. Marks Food Bank and DC Charity Society as well as for Networks and Salvation Army to try and divide up evenly, so everyone gets help with the funds.” 

DC Charity Society president Sandra Biddulph said it was encouraging to be part of the event. During the actual races, the DC Charity shopping cart/chuckwagon race team picked up the trophy and championship buckles.

Rolick added 2022 was the best year ever for the Race Against Hunger.

“Ovintiv will be matching dollar for dollar and two dollars per pound of food collected, and a special thanks to Synthia LaVallie and SL Enterprizes that matched the money raised for the event helping us crush last year’s totals,” he said. 

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