Food Bank Prepares For The Busiest Month Of The Year

With helping hands and Christmas Hampers, no one goes hungry for the holidays.

  • Tue Nov 29th, 2011 4:00pm
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With the help of volunteers

The Sparwood Food Bank is preparing for its busiest month of the year and is looking for help from the community. During December the Food Bank and volunteers collect donations, set up, sort and organize produce, fill hampers and distribute them throughout the community in time for Christmas. “December is our busiest month of the year. Normally we fill and distribute approximately 100 hampers, so anyone that can volunteer any amount of time is very much appreciated,” says Carol Walmsley, Food Bank Director.

If  anyone knows of an individual or family that may need a hamper, please contact

Carol Walmsley at 250.425. 6435.

 

People can help out  with Christmas Hampers at any or all of the following times:

 

Friday, December 16 beginning at 10 a.m.

Set up, sorting, bagging

 

Saturday, December 17 beginning at 11 a.m.

Filling Hampers with non perishables

 

Sunday, December 18 beginning at 9 a.m.

Adding perishables and final checks

 

Sunday, December 18 at 11 a.m.

Delivery

 

Children are welcome to help except during delivery, as the Food Bank wishes to avoid the chance that children will go to homes of children they attend school with.