What’s happening at the Golden Food Bank

The Christmas season is a great time of year but it is also a very busy time of year for the Golden Food Bank.

Barb Davies

Food Bank Coordinator

The Christmas season has arrived and with it the chance to share in the Christmas spirit. The Golden Food Bank is grateful for the amazing support we receive throughout the year from individuals, other non-profit organizations and businesses.

This time of year is busy for the Food Bank as we receive generous contributions from the community that will help feed hungry families during the holiday season and throughout the year.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort set up a gondola at the Santa Claus Parade November 18 to collect food donations for the Food Bank. Thank you to all of those who contributed!

The CBC hosted their annual CBC Food Bank Day fundraiser on December 2. This incredible fundraising event is now in its 25th year. Last year’s day of broadcasting raised $447,183 for food banks in British Columbia. Online donations can still be made at www.cbc.ca/bc/features/openhouse-foodbank/foodbank.html.

Overwaitea and Sobeys are generous contributors to the Food Bank throughout the year.  The ShareBC Program is offered at Overwaitea year round. A $2 donation to the Food Bank can be made at the till when you check out. This program enables people to contribute a little a lot! Imagine if every client of Overwaitea made a $2 donation at the till year round. That money could make a significant difference for many in our community.  Sobeys has a fundraising program for the Food Bank running through December. Coupons can be purchased at the till in $5, $10, $15 and $25 denominations. The funds collected will be presented to the Food Bank in January.

Both Sobeys and Overwaitea have collection bins near the checkout counters for food donations. We are also open at the Food Bank for donations Monday afternoons, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

The CP Holiday Train is coming through Golden on December 13 at 9:15 p.m. We are one of 140 communities in Canada and the United States the train visits this time of year. The goal of the CP Holiday Train is to collect food and money for local food banks and  raise awareness in the fight against hunger. At each event, the Holiday Train provides a box car stage, a lineup of great musical talents and a corporate contribution to the local food bank.From the Board of Directors, Volunteers and Staff at the Golden Food Bank we wish you all a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.

 

 

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