On behalf of Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS) Food Bank program I would like to thank our volunteers, sponsors and partners of our business challenge for their support with our recent Foodworx Fundraiser from Aug. 11 to 18.
This fundraiser developed four years ago with the hope to generate awareness about the food bank program and raise some much needed non-perishable food items during the summer months.
Over 50 per cent of our current users of the food bank are families with small children and these donations are greatly appreciated and assist in feeding community members in need.
The 2012 Foodworx Fundraiser raised $3,825 and 451 kilograms of food. This could not have been possible without the assistance of the following volunteers: Morgan Beatty, Martha Heintzman, Freda Cook, Sui Young, Lindsay Roach, Melanie Thorsen, Grace Blok, Sarah Morden, Tricia Mitchell, Miranda Pawlett, Taylor Mitchell, Jessica Averiss, Sarah Colpitts, Brad Monteith, Josh Anderson, Kaija Lewis-Belle and Aspen Lewis-Belle.
A big thank you to all the businesses who participated in our Foodworx Business Challenge: the 2012 winner Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Delta Village Suites, Four Seasons, Whistler Public Library, Remax and Whistler Real Estate
This event would also not have been possible without our sponsors: Crankworx Whistler, Red Bull, Teva, Ziptrek Ecotours, Sushi Village, Twisted By Choice Jewelry, Garbanzo Bike and Bean and Dups Burrito.
The Whistler Food Bank exists to provide assistance to people and families who need help. Food banks are a temporary solution for people who are doing all that they can to become self-supporting. The community of Whistler has a wide range of services available to help people meet their basic needs and people who use the food bank are made aware of these programs. Food is distributed every Monday from the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Social Services Centre at 1519 Spring Creek Drive from 10 a.m. until noon. WCSS is recruiting food bank volunteers for Mondays and Farmers Market Sundays. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about donations, volunteering or accessing the food bank.
Whistler Community Services Society