Committee members paid a visit to the Food Bank this week and saw for themselves just how low on groceries the shelves get by this time of the year, and how much the donations from the Parksville Volunteer Fire Department Food Drive are appreciated. A chat with Linda, the Food Bank Coordinator, revealed that not only do full shelves feed local families, the bank also supplies food to school breakfast programs, culinary arts programs, and the soup kitchen.
So, please, take that empty brown bag to the grocery store with you and return it to the donation box with everyday items that we take for granted will be on our shelves. Your cash donation will really help too – those dollars go a long way – Linda is a bargain hunter and gets great deals from our local stores. All cash donations will receive a tax receipt. Please make cheques payable to The Salvation Army.