A community that cares
As featured in an earlier edition of Peace Arch News (Crisis averted, Jan. 8), the Sources White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank experienced an overwhelming outpouring of community support this past holiday season, thanks to an appeal made previously in your paper (Food plight, Dec. 18).
The donations exceeded the previous December’s and our expectations. Food and monetary gifts came from all segments of the community, and we would like to thank those who made it possible.
Although this is not the venue to thank each by name, we would like to acknowledge some in particular.
Thank you to all local schools, with an extra thank you to Earl Marriott Secondary. Thank you to all the faith communities, small businesses, financial institutions and restaurants, such as The Pantry. The grocery stores – Safeway’s “Food Bank Hamper,” Thrifty’s “Food for Families,” and Overwaitea Group – also deserve mention. A special thank you to the RCMP and their “12 Days of Christmas” initiative to fill a cruiser with food each day.
Most importantly, we want to thank the individuals and families whose generosity made the many food drives and promotions so successful, enabling us to provide the necessary support to the members of our community who rely on our services.
Jaye Murray, Sources White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank