Submitted by the Barriere Food Bank
November will be a big month for the Food Bank, with several events taking place.
On Halloween, in partnership with the We Scare Hunger program, grades six and seven at the Barriere Elementary School did a very successful food drive. The kids collected a total of 328 pounds of food and a five dollar donation. On Nov. 1 the food was delivered to the Food Bank. We would like to say a big Thank You to all the children who participated and to the community for donating so generously.
On Nov. 16, the Food Bank will be participating in the No-Host Bazaar by doing a bake sale and selling canning supplies. The Bazaar will take place at the Fall Fair Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. So come on out and see what goodies our volunteers have baked up. We will also be doing a membership drive during this time.
On Monday, Nov. 18, is the biggest Food Bank fund raiser of the year. It is the Spaghetti Dinner at Sam’s Pizza. This year, Sam’s is preparing 300 more dinners than last year, and is doing take out or dine in. Dinners are $10 (cash only) and include spaghetti, caesar salad and coffee, tea or juice. Last year we had a really great turn out and expect to have another great turn out this year.
The sign-ups for Christmas Hampers began on Nov. 1. Please let us know how many members in the family, ages, and genders, any special needs, including dietary needs, and whether or not you will pick up the hamper or need it delivered.
The Food Bank is located in the industrial park at 4748 Gilbert Road in Barriere. We are open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Our phone number is 250-672-0029. Membership is two dollars a year and is open to anyone.