Barb Davies Golden Food Bank co-ordinator

New co-ordinator at the Golden Food Bank

The Golden Food Bank has a new co-ordinator who is ready for the road ahead.

The Golden Food Bank has hired a new co-ordinator just in time for the busy holiday season.

Barb Davies, who recently moved here with her family from Calgary, has been in the position since the beginning of December.

“We came here for the lifestyle change. We enjoy skiing and the outdoors… and have spent lots of time in the mountains over the years. It’s nicer to be in the mountains and enjoy them, than to drive from Calgary every time you want to go,” said Davies. “It was a customer of ours in Calgary who had land out in the Blaeberry, and always raved about it. So that’s how we discovered it, and we bought some land out in the Blaeberry.”

Davies is trained as a nutritionist, and owned her own health store in Calgary. And although this is new to her, she is excited about getting involved in the community through the food bank.

“This is a very different experience for me. It’s a lot to learn and a lot to take in during a busy time of the year, but I think there’s a lot of opportunities and a lot of potential here,” she said.

Davies is already impressed by the generosity and support the community has already shown in the few short weeks she has been with the food bank.

“It’s amazing to be in here, and to see people continue to flow in with food donations as well as cash donations.”

The CP Holiday Train was a huge success as well, and the food bank received $4,000 from CP, $420 from the community, and 200 pounds of food.

“It really helps out in the winter months when we don’t have the community garden going, and the gleaning that happens in the fall to get fresh produce,” said Davies.

“And just a big thank you to the funders who make the food bank possible.”


Just Posted

Category 3 fires to be prohibited in Southeast Fire District

The prohibition will take effect at noon on Wednesday, June 12

Editorial: We’re already ambassadors to our community

There are many ways to spend your extra time in Golden. Have… Continue reading

Data shows nine years of Tourism Golden growth

Tourism Golden has seen its ninth consecutive year of substantial growth in… Continue reading

Protecting small mammals after logging near Golden

A team of biologists are keeping an eye on small mammals in… Continue reading

Business profile: IGA celebrates 50 years of business in Golden

IGA has been providing the Town of Golden with their groceries for… Continue reading

Raptors announcer credited with calming massive crowd after shooting

Matt Devlin, the Raptors’ play-by-play announcer since 2008, was praised for preventing panic from spreading

Sexting teens at risk of harms including depression, substance use: study

Use of alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana were also found to be associated with sexting

Deadline for cabinet to decide future of Trans Mountain expansion is today

International Trade Minister Jim Carr described the decision as ‘very significant’

Mom describes finding son ‘gone’ on first day of B.C. inquest into overdose death

Resulting recommendations could change handling of youth records amidst the overdose crisis

Dash-cam video in trial of accused B.C. cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak in Surrey

He’s keynote speaker at Surrey Environment and Business Awards luncheon by Surrey Board of Trade Sept. 17

Most Read