Editor, The Times:
As December approaches the Clearwater and District Food Bank volunteers are preparing for the Christmas season. At this time of year we look to the continuing generosity of the community for support and assistance.
We are in need of donations of funds, silent auction items and food. Donations can be dropped off at the Food Bank during office hours: Mondays and Fridays, 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Donation boxes and cans will also be located in various businesses in the community.
The Christmas Community Concert at the Dutch Lake Community Center on Dec. 5 will again see a silent auction and bake sale to raise funds for the Food Bank, along with entertainment by some of our many talented musicians.
We are also in need of NEW toys for children aged zero – 12 years. It has been difficult for us in previous years to provide gifts for teens aged 13 – 18. If you have teens in your family, they may be able to provide you with appropriate suggestions, or we have found that gift certificates from local businesses are appreciated by teens.
These gifts can be dropped off in donation boxes at The Clearwater Dollar Emporium, Field’s, Pharmasave at Clearwater Mall or at Wholly Mending, 356 Robson Street (Joan Daase – 250-674-2924). These gifts are required by Dec. 14 at the latest.
If organizations or individuals are interested in sponsoring a family in need, please contact the Food Bank during office hours or leave a message at 250-674-3402.
The volunteers who work at the Food Bank and the board of directors would like to thank all of the community members who have so generously supported the Food Bank during 2015, from clubs and groups who regularly donate food items, to the farmers and backyard gardens who have gifted us with their abundant crops, to the organizations and individuals who have donated funds.
Clearwater and District