Taking names for Christmas Hampers now

Barriere Food Bank - Taking names for Christmas Hampers now

The Barriere and District Food Bank will have a busy time during the next two weeks.  On Nov. 16, the food bank will have a table at the No Host Bazaar held in the Fall Fair Hall.  We have found a treasure trove of canning supplies in our storage room and will be selling them at the Bazaar, as well as selling some delicious baked goods.

On Nov. 18, is the Annual Spaghetti Dinner put on by Sam’s Pizza with all proceeds benefiting the Food Bank. Dinners are $10 cash only, and include spaghetti, Caesar salad, and coffee, tea or juice.  We are also accepting food donations and will have a box by the door to put donations into.  An exciting new feature at the dinner is the option to dine in or take out.  Our board of directors and many of our members will be on hand to help with the dinner.  Dinners will be served from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Please come out and join us for some great food and a good time.

The last week of October, food collection bags were dropped by the Barriere Chapter of the North Thompson Cadets.  Cadets Brendon Manion and Lee Dionne picked up several bags of food which amounted to 243 lbs. of food, and $50 in cash donations.  Since they are a small group, it was truly amazing the amount of food they collected.  Thank you to the community for donating so generously, and a special thank you to leader Christy Dion and her Cadets, who have also committed to helping the food bank with the Christmas hampers.  We are glad to have them as volunteers.

The food bank received a wonderful donation of dog food from a woman who recently lost her pet.  Thank you so much for the thoughtful donation.  A number of our clients have pets and we don’t always have food for the pets.  If anyone would like to donate dog or cat food, it is always welcome.

The food bank is now taking names for the Christmas hampers.  Please call the food bank at 672-0029 to add your name to the list.  We will need the following information:  Name, number of family members, ages and sex of children so we can make sure that they receive an appropriate Christmas present.

The Food Bank is open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon every Wednesday.  Our telephone number is 250-672-0029.

 

 

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