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The holidays are all about giving back to our community and taking care of one another.

But the shelves at the Goldstream Food Bank tell another story.

As you can see in the image above, there is almost no food left in the store, indicating that we Victorians need to step up and help feed our city’s hungry.

And that is exactly what the community of West Shore is trying to do

Whether it’s non-perishable food, or cash up front, people who have recently visited the food bank are taking to Facebook to urge their community to donate.

Several members of the West Shore community have created a ‘Let’s Fill Langford’s Food Bank Ugly Sweater Party’ event on Facebook, slated to happen on December 15th.

And many more have taken to the social media website to express their concern and willingness to help. Check it out:

The Goldstream Food Bank is VERY LOW on dry and canned foods. Check your cupboards or buy a few extra cans.. or go give them 10 bucks. xo

Posted by Linda Bedard on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

This is important: We have heard of the empty shelves at Goldstream Food Bank and want to help. We have been blessed…

Posted by Westshore Community Events on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Huge thank you to our members that showed up last minute to help the Goldstream food bank unload donations. The…

Posted by IBEW Local 230 on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Here’s how you can help

If you’ve been moved by this call to action, there are several ways in which you can donate to the Goldstream Food Bank.

  • Money: Food banks often receive discounts at grocery stores and can stretch a dollar much further than individuals, so money is always a welcome donation. You can donate online or in person – no amount is too little.
  • Non-perishable food: Drop off your extra non-perishable goods at the food bank during normal operation hours – 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM the first three Tuesdays and Wednesdays of each month.
  • Your time: If you can’t donate money or food but still want to help, give the food bank a call at 250-474-4443 to explore volunteer opportunities – they’re always looking for a helping hand.

 

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