Christmas is always a “time of plenty” at the Sooke Food Bank. There are always a number of charities collecting money and raising awareness at this time of generous giving.
Please remember though that the need continues year round, especially when the charity radar falls low. After 34 weeks (of 34 weeks) of service, their year-end numbers are as follows:
- Number of Hampers: 3,270
- Average 96 families per week
- Average 78 children per week
- Average 143 adults per week
- Cost to date: $229,069.71
- Total Pounds: 118,947
- Total Kilograms: 53,953
The toys were a contribution from Fields.
Year round, the Sooke Food Bank collects donations. Food contributions and cash. They also have a free store where donated goods (new and gently used non-food items) can be passed along to a person in need.
Once the new year arrives, please keep them in mind. They serve all types of people, families and individuals, adults and children, the working and the unemployed.
The Sooke Food Bank (located at the Sooke Community Hall’s basement across from the murals, on the other side of the road of Mom’s Cafe) provides one hamper per month to those in need. The Food Bank is open on the first, second and third Thursdays of each month from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please bring your & your dependents’ Care Cards and proof of residence with you (i.e. utility bill, drivers license, etc.). For more information please leave a message at 250-642-7666 and someone will return your call. No one is turned away.
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