On Dec. 10 the Barriere Food Bank arranged the food bank building so that clients were able to stop in and shop for their children and family from numerous toys and gifts that had been donated throughout the year. Submitted photo:

Barriere Food Bank makes Christmas for many

Barriere and District Food Bank Society is saying “thank you” to the community and surrounding area for all of the generous donations throughout the year and especially during the Christmas season.

They also say a big “thank you” to all those who volunteered their time to help make Christmas a little less stressful for the clients.

On Dec. 10 the Food Bank arranged the food bank building so that their clients were able to stop in and shop for their children and family from numerous toys and gifts donated locally and from the Thunder Alley Toy Run, Interior Savings Knitten Mitten Tree, and Nicky’s Red Wagon at Interior Savings Insurance. There were also 76 Barriere AG Foods food packs that individuals had purchased at the store for the Food Bank.

One Food Bank rep said the event made many Christmas wishes come true and she recounted one in particular, “A client came in to choose gifts for her children, and noted her daughter had asked for a special gift that she never expected to be able to provide. But amazingly, there was the exact gift waiting for her when she started to look at all the wonderful gifts and toys available at the food bank, so her daughter would get exactly what she hoped for!”

Just Posted

Woman killed in head-on crash near Vanderhoof

RCMP say driver crossed the centre line and hit a loaded fuel tanker truck

African Children’s Choir making a difference in the world

Waroto Children’s Choir celebrate Christ and caring for community on six month world tour

Snowpack at normal levels, but El Niño is lurking

Despite a warmer than usual winter that has produced a dearth of… Continue reading

Letter: New party with a strong platform could form majority government in B.C.

Voters fed up with BC’s political parties open the door for a new party to enter BC politics

‘Tripod’ delays access to Unist’ot’en camp

Social media rumours of cultural significance quashed, meaning police “exclusion zones” should end.

B.C. opioid crisis to get same world-renowned treatment approach as HIV/AIDS

A program that focuses on treatment as prevention will roll out Jan. 17

Olympian snowboarder Max Parrot diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Each year in Canada, approximately 900 people are diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Man, 31, charged in Cache Creek fatal shooting

Corey Richard Harkness appeared on one count of murder in provincial court in Kamloops

‘Prince of Pot’ Marc Emery accused of sexual assault, harassment

Emery denied the allegations, but a Toronto woman says she is not the only one speaking out

Vancouver Island photographer makes National Geographic’s 2018 elite

Rare double honour for Marston from the 36 best Your Shots out of nearly 19,000 photos

Ex-Liberal candidate in Burnaby, B.C., says volunteer wrote controversial post

Karen Wang dropped out following online post singling out NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s ethnicity

Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

The team counted 29 craters that were no older than 290 million years

Canada’s arrest of Huawei exec an act of ‘backstabbing,’ Chinese ambassador says

China has called Canada’s arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou ‘politically motivated’

In limbo: Leftover embryos challenge clinics, couples

Some are outright abandoned by people who quit paying storage fees and other couples struggle with tough decisions

Most Read