Thank YOU Golden for another successful Holiday Fundraising Campaign!
On behalf of the Golden Food Bank staff and Board of Directors we would like to thank everyone who contributed to our organization over the 2015 Holiday Season! Many community members joined us in the fight against hunger by donating food, funds and time; all are vital to the day to day operations of the Golden Food Bank.
During the month of December, 111 households in our community received Christmas hampers including a turkey or ham, holiday treats, chocolates and shortbread along with our regular hamper items. We also had toys of all shapes and sizes generously donated by the community through The Bargain Shop. This was all made possible by your donations, and the hard work of our volunteer team! THANK YOU!!
We also have some very exciting news for all of you gardeners out there! I know that my green thumb is starting to itch....and this *NEW* GARDEN project just may be the cure! In years past, the Golden Food Bank has used the Ruth Wixonproperty to grow fresh produce to be distributed in our hampers. This pic is one of last year's bountiful (and colourful) harvests :)
This gardening season we will be constructing a garden HERE on the Golden Food Bank property!! Having a garden on our property will be great for our clients and volunteers. The hope is that some of our clients who may not be comfortable in the garden can become more comfortable, we will also be able to introduce our clients to new growing methods and they can assist in harvesting and maintenance.
*SAVE THE DATE* Construction of the garden will be on April 16th and 17th and we want YOU to come and help! We are also looking for community partners who may be able to help with providing some of the materials needed for construction.
If you are interested in helping with construction, donating materials or volunteering in the garden once constructed please get in touch by email or call (250) 344-2113!
Plans and design are underway...so stay tuned for more information!
***NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!!
We are kicking off 2016 with some new volunteer opportunities for YOU to choose from. We are now offering volunteer opportunities FOUR days a week! Learn more about how you can help on our website!
Thanks to the Columbia Basin Trust's Social Grant Program the Golden Food Bank has received 2 year funding of our highly successful Food Recovery Program! We are excited to expand the program and share our experiences with other Basin food banks! Thank you to our current donors for helping to make this program a success! If you are interested in becoming a donor of the Food Recovery Program, contact us for more information at (250) 344-2113 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget about our BC Share Coupons available at the cashier at Overwaitea. Add $2 to your grocery bill to help fund our programming. All funds stay local, in the form of a gift card, and directly support our Hamper Program and the local school Breakfast Clubs.
Thanks so much for your support!
Golden Food Bank Society