Golden Food Bank stores low, demand increased by 21 per cent

The Golden Food Bank is currently experiencing a food shortage, and is reaching out to the community for help.

The Golden Food Bank is currently experiencing a food shortage, and is reaching out to the community for help.

There are two initiatives coming up that will hopefully help refill their store rooms.

The Golden Food Bank is joining the Golden Women’s Resource Centre for their Salute to Summer event on Aug. 30.

“We are planning for some fun carnival games that both children and adults will enjoy. Tickets will be sold at the event (two tickets for either $1 or a non-perishable food donation). There will be some fun prizes for the games,” said Barb Davies, executive director of the Golden Food Bank.

“As well, the food bank will be accepting cash for food donations during the event. Anyone making a donation will be entered into a draw for some great prizes. The food bank is very short on food, and we are currently experiencing a high demand for services.”

Salute to Summer is between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Spirit Square.

Golden will also be participating in the re-launch of the provincial Food Banks BC Sharing Coupons program.

All you have to do to help is have the cashier scan the Food Banks BC Sharing Coupon displayed at the checkout stand, adding $2 to your purchase, next time you’re in Overwaitea.

That $2 donation helps the 325 children, seniors and families each month in Golden who cannot afford the nutrition so vital to their health.  Thanks to your $2 donation at the grocery check-out, food banks in B.C. receive close to $1 million worth of fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy and much needed protein every year.

The Golden Food Bank is seeing a 21 per cent increase in the number of people accessing the food bank relative to last year. It has put a significant strain on the existing resources for food hampers.

“We encourage people to think about what they would like to feed their own family when they donate. Those $2 donations add up and make it possible for the Golden Food Bank to provide the best nutrition we can for every one of our clients,” said Davies.


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