If you can help, the Sooke Food Bank is issuing a call for breakfast foods.
“We need cereal,” writes Kim Metzger, the president of the Sooke Food Bank to SPN. “With school starting, we expect to see larger than normal numbers. We are grateful for all the support from the community.”
Their number continue to be high. In mid-August, the statistics for the year so far were as follows:
- Hampers: 2120
- Average number of families served per week: 92
- Average number of children served per week: 76
- Average number of adults served per week: 137
- Cost: $147,389.95
In addition to providing food to people in need, the Sooke Food Bank also provide a full breakfast services to all kids who need it at Journey Middle School (Sooke’s only middle school). Every single school day, the Sooke Food Bank feeds breakfast to between 30 and 40 middle-school aged children.
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.). No one is turned away.
For more information please leave a message at 250-642-7666 and someone will return your call.