Food bank thanks community for help

Parksville, Qualicum Beach did it again, supporting the needy through their Food Drives on behalf of the Salvation Army Food Bank.

Parksville, Qualicum Beach did it again, supporting the needy through their Food Drives on behalf of the Salvation Army Food Bank.

The Salvation Army in Oceanside is very appreciative for the different food drives during July and August. The Canada Post offices in Parksville and Qualicum Beach received 7,184 lbs of valuable food items. This exceeds the previous food drive in 2011 by 462 lbs. Thankfully, the Canadian PUPS Mini Storage on Herring Gull Way in Parksville donated one of their storage containers to help make the job much easier.

Another drive took place on July 28 at the Pheasant Glen Golf Club which raised $2,214 in cash plus $150 in gift cards. There was a birthday party which raised 390 lbs. of food and another garden party raising 394 lbs. of food plus $35 in cash.

The Church of Latter Day Saints in Qualicum will stage their second Annual Food Drive on Saturday, September 15.

Thanks to this generous help we are able to help many in need. Thanks to the generosity of the people in District 69, we are able to cope with the increased demand.

Rolf D. Guenther, Major

Community Services Director