Westshore Towing

By CTAR Staff

Vancouver Island, British Columbia -- October 18, 2017 -- Westshore Towing helped out local food banks when the firm refused to throw away the food in a crashed truck.

The truck, which was heading to grocery stores with a Loblaw Companies trailer full of food, crashed on the Trans-Canada Highway between Millstream and Six Mile roads on Vancouver Island in September.

The Owner of Westshore Towing, David LeQuesne, responded to the crash and revealed that he was told to throw away the food that was inside the trailer.

“I said ‘hang on,’” he said, according to the Goldstream News Gazette. “We have the food bank here in the community. They told me to throw it out, nobody needs it, nobody wants it.”

LeQuesne said he “knew who needed it” and took it upon himself to deliver the truck's food to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch Number 91 in Langford. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers also helped unload the items once they arrived at the branch.

Gail Ireland, President and Co-Ordinator of the Goldstream Food Bank Society, which is located in the basement of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch Number 91 and municipalities across Vancouver Island, said she is “extremely grateful” that LeQuesne thought of their organization.

The society said it will split the donation between Goldstream Food Bank, the Sooke Food Bank and the Mill Bay Food Bank, which are located across the island.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash and no injuries were reported.