Food Bank says thanks

Once again the Campbell River and District Food Bank wishes to express our appreciation and thanks for the generosity of the community of Campbell River.

For the past year we have been searching for a new vehicle for our food pick-ups from local businesses. Our old truck was ending its useful life and unfortunately it ended before we acquired a new vehicle. Our back-up truck, donated to us a few years ago, was pressed into use as often as the regular truck and even though it’s a bit shakey, we have been using it steadily over the last month.

An emergency request was placed with Daybreak Rotary and they quickly came to our rescue. We now have a primary vehicle, and, almost simultaneously, a second vehicle has been donated. Both are reliable transportation for us and everyone’s blood pressure has returned to normal.

Our heartfelt thanks go to the following who worked diligently to make this happen:

Daybreak Rotary, especially Don Huestis, Jim Voth and Orla Jensen; Tyee Chevrolet, especially Tim Fluter who worked tirelessly on this Quality Designs, who are making the advertising signage; Plastics Plus, who are providing the plastic floor base for the van; you, the citizens of Campbell River who buy the Ducks, which permit Rotarians to provide the community service that they do; Cathy & Jim Voth, who have most generously donated the second vehicle to us; finally, Debbie and George, our front line folks at the Food Bank  who demonstrated the ultimate in patience and who, I’m sure, doubted it would ever happen.

Lynn Nash, President

Campbell River and District Food Bank Society

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