Local Food Bank appreciates volunteers

The Stuart Lake Outreach Group Society continues to run the foodbank in Fort St. James.

  • Jan. 25, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

The Stuart Lake Outreach Group Society continues to run the foodbank in Fort St. James.

But this wouldn’t be possible, without its volunteers.

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 always in need of volunteers,” said Alice Adams, co-coordinator at the food bank.

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

Recently, the group has reached out to the Fort St. James community in hope of finding more volunteers to help with preparing parcels.

And volunteers came.

“It’s been a great response and we can always use the help for anyone interested,” said Adams.

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 volunteers,” Adams said.

Every third Tuesday of the month, volunteers are needed to help pack and prepare boxes. The next day, those in need come and collect the boxes.

“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,”

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

Food donations are also very much appreciated.

And 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