Classic cars in a variety of marques were driven in a recent event in support of Richmond frontline workers at the Richmond Hospital, Fire Hall #1, City Hall, RCMP and the Richmond Food Bank.
Dubbed Honk 2020, the parade of classics that included Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Lotus, Jaguar, MINI, MG, Ferrari, Mercedes Benz and a Ford T-Bird, lived up to its name by honking horns down #3 Road to City Hall, then on to Brighouse #1 Firehall to arrive at 7pm, precisely, at Richmond Hospital on Gilbert Street.
The Food Bank says for every $1 it receives; approximately $6 worth of food is purchased. This meant that the event’s organizers were pleased to contribute approximately $12,000 worth of food, and counting, for distribution to the Richmond community.
“The Honk 2020 initiative brought the community members together in support of such a meaningful cause,” said Hajira Hussain, executive director Richmond Food Bank. “Many people are facing increased hardship putting food on the table and they continue to access the Food Bank on a regular basis.”
The fundraising event was organized by SkyTalk Media, Richmond Sentinel Media Group and WesternDriver.com, and sponsored by Hagerty Insurance, MINI Richmond and Re/Max Team Dash.
To donate to or volunteer at the Richmond Food Bank, please visit richmondfoodbank.org.