A food bank is now up and running in Tachie, B.C.
Volunteer, Teddy Johnnie, says that the community decided there was a need and that something had to be done.
“We’ve received various donations from Tl’azt’en Nation Band employees, the Band office and from the Fisheries Department,” Johnnie said.
Johnnie, who recently came back to his hometown of Tachie after nine years, feels that it’s important to give back to the community where he grew up.
“We’ve already had requests from 62 homes here who are in need,” Johnnie said.
The food bank has also donated snacks to David Hoy Elementary School.
Johnnie, who is one of 10 food bank volunteers, says that many are experiencing tough times in the community.
“We are all just trying to help make it better for everyone.”
If anyone is in need they can contact Conrad Joseph at the Health Centre at: (250) 996-4492.