Food bank numbers drop again

THE TERRACE Churches Food Bank was well-stocked for Christmas, courtesy of the community, including one boy who asked for items for the food bank rather than presents for his birthday.

“We had a good January with our numbers slightly higher than December, but lower then January 2012 by 50 bags, which is positive,” says food bank president John Wiebenga. “It’s surprising that the numbers are low. They’re down and it’s been a trend which is great.”

Many businesses and individuals donated very generously and found various ways to collect funds or food.

“One young boy named Seth, who had his seventh birthday asked his friends to bring food instead of gifts.  Wow.” said Wiebenga.

“A couple of hundred pounds of food was collected as well as some cash. What a Christmas gift.”

This year once again, many ladies from different churches in the community spent the last two months knitting or crocheting warm hats, mitts and scarves, which were handed out to food bank clients, said Wiebenga. There are even some items left to hand out at February’s food bank.

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