Race Against Hunger Raises $10K for Local Food Banks

In a Race Against Hunger, twelve eager teams raced the aisles of the Dawson Creek Co-op in a bid to take first place by collecting food items most needed by local food banks. In the end, nearly 2,300 pounds of food was collected and nearly $3,000 in cash donations was raised for area food banks.

Ovintiv, who sponsored the event, matched the monetary donations dollar-for-dollar and $2 per pound of food—yielding more than $10,000 for the three local food banks—Dawson Creek Salvation Army, Network Ministries and St. Mark’s Food Bank.

We cannot thank Ovintiv enough for the generosity in matching the donations received and supporting our community and region,” Dawson’s Mayor Bumstead acclaimed.

Since 2010, the Ovintiv Race Against Hunger event has been an annual event—held to raise food, funds and awareness for local food banks during the summer months when incoming donations are historically sluggish.

Supporting community life is a core area of focus for Ovintiv’s community investment program,” said Fiona Cuthbertson with our community relations team. “This event is representative of our community engagement approach in the communities where we live and work.