VANCOUVER ISLAND, Dec. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Comox Valley Airport
Commission, Central Mountain Air, On the Fly Café and Mid Island Gifts
are joining forces to encourage donations to the Comox Valley Food Bank
this holiday season.
On December 19 from noon until 4 p.m. stop by the airport to make a
minimum $5.00 cash donation and receive a free latte or apple cider,
cookie and a Christmas ornament, courtesy of On the Fly Café and Mid
Island Gifts. For each additional $5.00 cash donation, you can be
entered into a draw to win one of four $50.00 vouchers towards a flight
on Central Mountain Air. The Comox Valley Airport Commission will be
matching all cash donations received.
The Comox Valley Food Bank provides essential, safe, quality food for
those who need it most," said Susan Somerset, Manager of the Comox
Valley Food Bank. "We are so grateful to organizations like the Comox
Valley Airport who help us to raise funds to address hunger in our
"There are hundreds of thousands of Canadians who rely on food banks
each month and while there is a need to provide food bank services
year-round, this issue often becomes top of mind around the holidays,"
said Fred Bigelow, CEO of the Comox Valley Airport. "YQQ is pleased to
work with our tenants to support such an important program in our
According to Food Banks Canada, 833,098 Canadians received a helping
hand from a food bank in Canada in March 2013. That is more than the
entire population of Vancouver Island. Of those helped, 36% were
children and 77,920 were turning to a food bank for the first time.
For more information on food banks and hunger facts in Canada visit: www.foodbankscanada.ca
SOURCE: Comox Valley Airport
For further information:
Comox Valley Airport
250-890-0829 ext. 253