By Dawn McCormick
Welcome! Each week Barriere Food Bank news and information will be published in the Star/Journal to help the community know what the food bank is doing, and how you can get involved.
The Barriere Food Bank serves families and individuals from McLure to Little Fort, including Louis Creek, Barriere, and Chu Chua. If you need to reach the food bank, our phone number is 250-672-0029. Messages are picked up a couple of times a week during our closed times, and we will get back to you if you leave a message.
During the summer months, the food bank is open every other Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The dates we are open during the month of August will be Aug. 14, and Aug. 28. Starting Sept. 4, the food bank will be open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon to hand out hampers.
If you are unable to come to the food bank in person, please call us and we will make arrangements to get a hamper to you.
The food bank is a non-profit organization and is operated by the volunteer members. New members are always welcome, and membership dues are $2 a year.
We need volunteers to help with handing out the weekly hampers, as well as to help with fundraising, building maintenance, and special events.
The food bank gets much of its food through donations. If you would like to donate, you can leave non-perishable food donations at Barriere AG Foods in the food donation box there. Currently, the food bank needs peanut butter, coffee, tea and toilet paper.
If you would like to donate perishable items such as eggs, bread or meat, please leave a message at the food bank number, or you can e-mail John Willox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Food Bank would like to recognize our Community Partners each month. This month we would like to say “Thank You” to AG Foods and the Baglady Bottle Depot for their continuing support of the food bank.
And finally a big “thank you to all the people who put money into our donation cans located around Barriere. Your donations keep us going and are very much appreciated.
If you are interested in joining the food bank, please call 250-672-0029. New members are always welcome.