When one of the staff members at Interior Savings in Barriere suggested that for the five weeks leading up to Dec. 15 each employee could chip in $5 to wear jeans each Friday; and that the funds raised would be used to purchase perishable and non-perishable food items for the food bank’s Christmas hampers, branch manager Linsday Arcand heartily embraced the project.
Last Monday, Arcand delivered the food that had been purchased with the funds they had raised, to the Barriere Food Bank just in time for putting Christmas hampers together.
The delivery included potatoes, carrots, onions, giant containers of salsa, crackers, corn, pancake mix, and of course some treats.
Arcand says a huge thank you goes out to the staff at both Interior Savings CU and Interior Savings Insurance for supporting this worthwhile project.
All Food Bank hampers were picked up or delivered on Dec. 17.
The food bank is now closed from Dec. 18 to Jan. 7, but if there is an emergency, people can contact the food bank at 250-672-0029, leave a message and someone will contact you.