Local Food Bank: in need of board members

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

  • Wed Feb 15th, 2017 5:00am
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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.

But the need for board members is also required.

The Annual Meeting of the Food Bank Board and Lunch Program in Fort St James will take place at 7 pm on Feb. 27.

All volunteers are voting board members and are encouraged to come along as well as any interested parties from the community.

“This organization is providing a much needed service to the community, but without dedicated volunteers to sit on the Board and provide direction, it cannot continue. Please consider how you can help us to continue to provide meals and food to the poor, the aged, and the lonely,” says member, Rev. Gwen Andrews.

”Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided so please come and join us!”

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

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

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

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.

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