Helping the hungry

Businesses and residents are doing their part for the food bank

In response to the recent news stories that the Salvation Army Food Bank shelves were bare, we received very positive responses from the citizens of this region for which we are very thankful.

Different groups and organizations also pitched in and gave us a boost.

It started with the Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church on Sept. 8, which donated the proceeds from their Show and Sine car show ($1,152.75) to our food bank.

On the same Saturday, Save-On-Foods had a “spin and win” event which brought in 512.5 pounds of food, plus a good amount of cash. Continuing in the same spirit, Quality Foods in Parksville donated two pallets of Kraft Dinner.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints held a Thanksgiving food drive on Sept. 15 and we received more than 2,300 pounds of food through this effort.

Panago Pizza had a special weekend where people could donate pizza gift certificates to be given out to clients of the food bank and the soup kitchen.

Finally, the Paradise Fun Park Mini Golf staged a Saturday afternoon free golfing event for a donation of food to the Salvation Army Food Bank.

The owners of the golf course, the Jiggins family, were so generous to donate the whole afternoon to this event. We received 446 pounds of food and $446.25 in cash donations.

We thank each and everyone for their generosity and support. Through everyone’s help we are able to help those who have problems making ends meet month after month. On their behalf,  I thank you.

Major Rolf D. Guenther,

Community Services Director,

Salvation Army,

 

Parksville