Local Food Bank in desperate need for volunteers

The Stuart Lake Outreach Group Society needs you.................

  • Wed Jan 11th, 2017 8:00am
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(from left to right) Fort St. James Food Bank volunteers

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

The Stuart Lake Outreach Group Society needs you.

The group which runs the food bank in Fort St. James says that they have doubled the numbers of hampers they are giving out in recent months.

“There is a definite need for the food bank to continue but we are in desperate need for volunteers,” said Alice Adams, co-coordinator at the food bank.

“We’ve been giving out about 70 hampers to needy families in the community.”

Stuart Lake Outreach became an organization in July, 2014. They were financed through the Anglican Church until 2015 and they now have charity status.

The society also continues to serve two meals a week at the Anglican Church in Fort St. James. They also have clothing available for anyone in need.

“The need is there but we can’t do it without more volunteers,” Adams said.

“Every third Tuesday of the month, we need volunteers to help pack and prepare boxes. The next day, those in need come and collect the boxes. It’s these days that we could really use the help,” Adams said.

Co-ordinator, Kerry Sparling couldn’t agree more.

“It’s at that point. We are in desperate need of help. Numbers have only increased in terms of how many boxes are being picked up,” Sparling said.

“It’s a lot of work, but we can really use the help,” Adams said.

The society is also seeking anyone interested in a treasurer position as well as a chairperson.

If anyone would like to donate food and or especially their time, please contact: Alice Adams at: (250) 996-3126 lallyadams4@hotmail.com or contact Kerry Sparling at: (250) 996-0024. coosmic@telus.net