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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.
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