Canadian Blood Services' annual "Bleed and Feed" is back for the third year in a row with the goal of fulfilling 14,000 holiday miracles for B.C. and Yukon residents.
The program, in partnership with Food Banks B.C., is counting on B.C. residents to become "miracle workers" by making more than 14,000 blood donations between Dec. 1 and Jan. 2 as well as bringing in non-perishable food items for local food banks to help alleviate the hunger felt by nearly 100,000 people.
"We're so pleased our member food banks across B.C. can partner again with Canadian Blood Services in this unique and collaborative initiative," said Laura Lansink, executive director of Food Banks B.C.
Upcoming clinics in Delta include:
. Sunday, Dec. 16, 9: 30 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m., Richardson Elementary, 11339-83rd Ave.
. Saturday, Dec. 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ladner Elementary, 5016-44th Ave.
Donated food items will be collected in specially marked "Bleed and Feed" boxes located in the front waiting area of blood donor clinics. Food collected in Delta will be donated to the South Delta Food Bank.