Once again, the community of Whistler has come together to support those in need. These past few months, numerous individuals and businesses have shown their support of the Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS) Food Bank.
WCSS would like to thank those who have taken the time and made the effort in one or all of the following ways: organizing a food drive, make the food bank a recipient of a staff event, donate proceeds from a club get together, donate unsold food items from a store, make a non-perishable food item (or cash) for the food bank an entrance requirement to a party, sporting event etc. The list of supporters is extensive.
A big thanks to Nesters, IGA, Creekside and The Grocery Store and to the many individuals and businesses that have been filling the donation bins there. With the busy season upon us and food bank use at a steady high, it is encouraging to see how the shelves at the food bank have been filling. Many users of the food bank are seasonal workers who arrive and expect to find work quickly, but find that harder than expected or unable to secure full time hours right away. There are also many locals who often find a bit of lag time between their regular summer and winter jobs and if that down time is longer than expected. In both cases, individuals and families may need a bit of assistance to get through financially until their next cheque comes in.
While non-perishable items are greatly appreciated, fund raisers that have amounted to dollars donated this fall, have helped us buy much needed items such as a new scale, two dollies and a new compute, all of which were severely aged and in poor working order.
A heartfelt thank you to the community at large for your overwhelming support.
You too can help out by organizing a food drive, visit www.mywcss.org/food-bank to learn how. Or you can call the food bank coordinator directly at 604-935-7717.
Happy Holidays and a healthy happy New Year.
WCSS Food Bank Coordinator