The official numbers are in for the Airdrie Food Bank City-Wide Food Drive and they have broken a fundraising record.

This year, 62,633 pounds of food was collected, which is 7,777 pounds more than the previous record back in 2021. In last year’s food drive, 45,771 pounds were collected.

According to Christine Taylor, the Events, Marketing and Communication Manager for the food bank, over 3,100 Airdronians donated food.

"We live in a very unique city. When we asked for help our city came through and they've come through even more than we expected."

All of the food donated will help fill the non-perishable items part of the hampers that they give away.

"We are in good shape until Christmas for sure."

Food bankPhoto of some volunteers helping out during the food drive. Photo provided by Chyanne Hodgson.

Taylor wants to extend a big thank you to everybody who volunteered and made last weekend run smoothly. Chyanne Hodgson and her family are some of those volunteers who went out and collected the bags.

"Ever since we moved here (to Airdrie), we've done it every year. Which is six years."

Hodgson explained the reason for volunteering is because you feel very accomplished knowing you are helping out your community.

"My kids love it so much because they can see how generous the community is. I think the thing that really touched our hearts this year was the calls out on social media, everyone kind of rallied around it."

Hodgson finished off by saying all the donations that they picked up made them really proud to be a part of Airdrie.

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