By Dawn McCormick
Happy New Year to everyone from the Barriere & District Food Bank! We are looking ahead to a great 2014.
We’d like to thank the following people, businesses, and groups for their support in making our Christmas Hampers such a success:
Interior Savings Credit Union, Sam’s Pizza & Rib House, AG Foods, Interior Savings Insurance, Barriere Cadets, Red Hat Ladies, Barriere Curling Club, Barriere Legion, Sweetnam’s, Gilbert Smith Forest Products Ltd., the Johnson Family, Trishia Morin, Catholic Women’s League, BC Liquor Store, Councillor Pat Paula, Darwin John, all the Barriere Churches, the Seymour Family, Success By Six’s Breakfast With Santa, and Barriere Lion’s Club.
We gave out 79 Christmas hampers to 172 clients and totaled 4767 pounds of food as well as some wonderful Christmas presents and stocking stuffers. Thank you all for your generosity.
The Food Bank is coming on-line! We are working hard to get the internet in place and will have e-mail capability in the near future. As soon as we are on-line we will notify the public of our e-mail address.
The Food Bank is getting ready for it’s Annual General Meeting on March 5, 2014. At this meeting, we will elect directors and plan the budget for the upcoming year. Anyone who is a member can attend and vote. Memberships are $2 a year. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Antoon Houben at email@example.com, or you can call the Food Bank office at 250-672-0029.
There are some director seats open for the Board of Directors. The Board meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 12:30 pm. Anyone interested in having a voice in the future of the Food Bank is encouraged to become a member of the Food Bank Society and to run for a director’s position.
The Food Bank will be hosting a Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for children in grades K to seven. It will take place in the community park. Meet at the bandstand at 1 p.m. Prizes will be given for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd finishers in each age group. Dress warmly. If children are younger than 10, parents should be there to help read the maps.