–SPN Community News
Over the past couple of years, the Sooke Food Bank has received a series of mysterious hand-written letters. Each envelope has clear tape put over the mailing address, the sender’s return “address” (which is only a signature), and again over the folded sealing of the envelope.
Each is addressed to a slightly wrong physical address:
Sooke F. B.
2037 Shields Road
[no postal code]
The postage stamp is stamped with the code (3704 V7B) suggesting Richmond, BC.
Consistently, the envelopes contain only a single letter-sized piece of paper with:
- [month and year]
- “Dear F.B.-“
- “Best” or “Best of Luck!”
These letters have Sooke Food Bank President Kim Metzger and her team of volunteers scratching their heads. They are in the dark as to who might be sending these envelopes (there are more than these three), and why.
If you, Dear Reader, can shed any light on the matter, they welcome your ideas! Full-sized images of these letters are at the end of this article.
New Way to Give
The need at the Sooke Food Bank, sadly, continues. This year in September 317 adults and 207 children received services from the Food bank. Last year in the same month they had 356 adults (so this year is down) and 192 children (so this year is up).
If you want to donate to the Sooke Food Bank, they are now taking donations online through the the Canada Helps web page. This makes donating convenient, and those donating will get their tax receipts issued electronically.
Their correct mailing address is:
Sooke Food Bank
PO Box 983
2219 Shields Road
It is not advisable to send cash through Canada Post.
- Calling all detectives: The Sooke Food Bank has a mystery on its hands
- Sooke Food Bank does not solicit door-to-door
- Poverty in Sooke, a very hidden problem
- Sooke Food Bank invites you to their Open House: Wednesday June 15, 2016
- Santa Run tally from the Sooke fire fighters
- Guys grow it for Movember; gals take it all off for the Sooke Food Bank
- EMCS joins forces to power-up the 10,000 Tonight Food Drive
- Sooke resident issues a Food Bank Challenge
Since you’re here, we have a small favour to ask.
At 1.7 million page views over the past year, more people than ever are reading SPN. We had hoped advertising local services and events would sustain this service, but that has not come to pass. Advertising revenues are falling; status quo is unsustainable. Readers, please consider a small monthly donation. This can help secure the future of SPN. Business owners: Please consider an ad. More than massive local exposure, you will also be affiliated with an independent business that is 100% local, 99% paperless, and highly valued by the 98%. That’s priceless.
Thank you for your continued readership.
Or, you set the amount, one-time contribution.
Alternatively, click here to make a $10 donation using SPN PayPal.me. (You can change the donation amount on the landing page by clicking on the dollar amount.)