Community steps up to help food bank

Shelves at the Hope Food Bank are filling up, thanks to the support of residents and businesses in the community.

Shelves at the Hope Food Bank are filling up, thanks to the support of residents and businesses in the community.

Last month, *The Standard* published a story about the organization’s struggles following a robbery of about $500 worth in food. The incident pushed the food bank to critically low levels, at a time when donations are limited and demand continues to grow.

Kim Paolini, volunteer program coordinator at Hope Community Services, said she was surprised at the quick response. People were dropping off donations at the office the day the newspaper article came out.

“The response has been phenomenal,” she said. “I was really blown away. Every little bit helps. You might not think it’s helping, but it does.”

The food bank has received $3,700 over the last month in addition to food donations. While contributions have helped stock the shelves, Paolini said there’s still a constant need.

The food bank currently has an abundance of soup, but is looking for more pasta and pasta sauce, tuna, canned meat and beans.

Kal-Tire is offering 10 per cent off tire and mechanical services with every food donation until Aug. 31. Coquihalla Campground is also providing campers with a five per cent discount on their first night with a donation.

 

 

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