Locals pitching in for food bank

Support remains strong for service in Oceanside

me who have been calling for the elimination of food banks across the country of late, you won’t find a lot of them in Oceanside.

Major Rolf Guenther said that sentiment is evidently not shared by a variety of local groups, who rolled up their sleeves and got to work recently to help the French Creek-based facility in Oceanside.

Guenther reports that the Pheasant Glen Golf Club held a special tournament for the food bank on Sept. 10, spearheaded by Chris Martin.

The event also aided the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank in Nanaimo.

The Parksville Food Bank received $3,289 as a result of the event.

“This helps us to buy food items we are short of,’ Guenther said. “We are very thankful for their initiative.”

Last Saturday, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Qualicum Beach held a food drive which brought in a whopping 1,591 pounds of valuable food items.

“It is so wonderful that different organizations are coming together to help the needy,” Guenther said, noting the multiple food drives come at a time when the food supply traditionally starts to run low.

“These food drives are coming at the right time, as the shelves are becoming slowly depleted,” Guenther said. “There is definitely a community spirit of lending a helping hand in this area.”

 

— News staff

 

 

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