Food Bank to have information and donation booth at North Thompson Fall Fair

The Food Bank is working with the Barriere and Area Literacy Outreach

We are at an exciting time for the Barriere Food Bank.  So much is happening in August.  Currently, the Food Bank is all about helping families and individuals get through some tough times by supplementing their food needs.  In order to do this, the Food Bank needs revenue and food donations.  One way we do this is to have a booth at the Fall Fair.   At the Fair, we will be accepting food donations as well as cash donations.

The Food Bank does other things for the community as well.  The Food Bank has been asked to participate in the Literacy Outreach program that has been formed in Barriere.  At this time, there is a ‘Blue Book Case’ in the lobby of the Food Bank.  Both children’s and adult books are available.

Literacy is not just about teaching people to read, although that is a very important part of literacy.   It is also about helping people who need assistance filling out forms, helping seniors learn to operate computers, and helping identify pre-school age children who might have a learning problem before they start school.

The Food Bank is working with the Literacy Outreach to provide referrals to agencies who can help anyone who requests assistance.

Currently, the Food Bank has donation cans at AG Foods and we are looking for more businesses to help in that area.  If you are willing to have a donation can at your business, please contact Dawn McCormick at ragtopgirl1@yahoo.com or Marion Coltman at colty@telus.net.  Please drop your spare change into the donation cans to help out.

If any local gardeners, farmers or ranchers have extra produce or meat you would like to donate, please contact John Willox at jwillox1@telus.net.

The Food Bank will be open 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesday, Aug. 14, and Wednesday, Aug.28, for hamper pickups.  Beginning Sept. 4, the Food Bank will be open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon for hamper pickups.   If anyone is unable to come in, please call 250-672-0029 and we will arrange to deliver your hamper.

Upcoming Events:

The Food Bank Booth at the North Thompson Fall Fair

Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and 2.

 

Article by Dawn McCormick