The Sooke Fire Rescue Service and the Otter Point Volunteer Fire Department have completed their annual food bank drives through the two communities. The results are posted below.
Here are the year-end statistics from the Sooke Food Bank.
- The Food Bank gave out 3,270 food hampers in 2018
- On an average week, the Food bank sees 143 adults and 78 children
- 118,947 pounds of food, at a cost of $ 229,069.71
The Sooke Food Bank is a 100% volunteer run organization, entirely supported by our community.
There are still ways to give! EMCS is hosting 10,000 Tonight which is on December 12, running from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at EMCS. This annual event hosted at Edward Milne Community School, along with Belmont and Royal Bay, every December when the Food Banks need the most help.
Please remember that while the drives are often seasonal, the need is year round.