Food bank numbers continue to slide

TERRACE CHURCHES Food Bank noted another drop in client numbers to their lowest in six months.

“These were the lowest numbers we’ve had in the last six months and we are now through the biggest part of the winter,” said food bank president John Wiebenga.

A couple of big shipments came from Food Bank BC in Vancouver, of which the Terrace Churches Food Bank is a member, he added.

The shipments contained enough toothpaste for every client for the next couple of months and also brought cereal and juice, said Wiebenga.

“We also had a book drive put on by Northern Savings to donate to the food bank and we received many boxes full of good reads including children’s books for our little book shelf corner to which clients help themselves,” he said.

Once again, help was plentiful during the week with a number of new helpers, he added. New volunteers are really appreciated as they  help lighten the load for the regular volunteers.

“We continue to thank this community for their ongoing generosity, not only with food and financial support, but hours and hours of  volunteer help,” said Wiebenga.

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