General · 21st November 2009
The Quadra Island Food Bank operates twice a month on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Quadra Community Centre with the help of donations and volunteers. In the past 16 months demand has risen due to tougher economic times and we have occasionally run out of food. The Food Bank is a valuable part of our community and people are very grateful for the helping hand.
Due to supply and demand people are allowed one (1) visit per month, with the idea that this helps to fill in the lean days at the end of the month and may enable people to pay for other essentials beside food.
Each box contains staples such as rice, pasta, oats, soups, some fruit and vegetables, coffee or tea.
Every year we give out school supply vouchers in September and food vouchers in December, as well as fresh produce from individuals gardens during the summer and fall months. When we have other food donations these too are added. We accept any donations of food, although cash allows us to buy items in bulk. Due to health regulations we are unable to accept home canned or any opened items. Cash or cheque donations may be made at the Recreation Society at the Quadra Community Centre during business hours.
If you care to donate here is a list of things that we can use: soups, pastas, rice, lentils, oats, coffee or tea, women’s sanitary products, soap, shampoo, toilet paper.
We are going to be having a fund raiser next March. Please watch for the announcements. Our community is very generous and supportive, for which we are deeply grateful. We would also like to thank the following:
Heriot Bay Store
Yellow Dog Trading Co.
Hummingbird Office Supplies
April Point Resort
Quadra Island Bible Church
PAC Quadra Elementary
Quadra Village Market
Coastal Community Credit Union
Peoples Drug Mart
4 Corners Bookkeeping
Quadra Island Recreation Society
Quadra Island Community Kitchen
Lovin’ Oven II
The volunteers who shop and fill boxes
If we have forgotten anyone please know that we are very grateful. If you have any questions you can call Terry 285 2340 or Theresa 285 3888