Students from all the grades at Elementary School collected items for the Barriere Food Bank for over a month. On Friday, Dec. 20 the boxes were collected and given to the Food Bank, totalling approximately 459 pounds of food, as well as some gift items such as videos and toys. Pictured are the grade 7 students from the classes of teachers Jacquie Hollingshead and Jen Kerslake, who coordinated gathering all the items. If the mode of dress worn by the students in the photo seems unusual, the picture was taken on ‘wear your pajama to school’ day.

Students from all the grades at Elementary School collected items for the Barriere Food Bank for over a month. On Friday, Dec. 20 the boxes were collected and given to the Food Bank, totalling approximately 459 pounds of food, as well as some gift items such as videos and toys. Pictured are the grade 7 students from the classes of teachers Jacquie Hollingshead and Jen Kerslake, who coordinated gathering all the items. If the mode of dress worn by the students in the photo seems unusual, the picture was taken on ‘wear your pajama to school’ day.

Food Bank says thank you for the generosity

Barriere Food Bank news - Food Bank says thank you for the generosity

By Dawn McCormick

Here’s hoping everyone has a very merry Christmas this year.  Having completed my first full year in Barriere in 2013 I want to make note of the following:  This community has amazed me from the beginning.  I have never seen such an incredible group of people who give so selflessly of themselves.

This was especially evident this year when preparing for the Christmas hampers.  We had a huge outpouring of generosity from the community.  So much so, that the Christmas hampers were filled to the fullest capacity with food, and the toy bags were overflowing.  We also had a huge amount of clothing donated and distributed to anyone in need.

After Christmas and New Year’s we will have time to put more personal ‘thank you’s’ together, but for now, we would like to say “thank you” to everyone who was part of the Christmas hamper distribution.

“Thank you” to those wonderful people who donated food, clothing, toys and money; as well as a “thank you” to those incredible people who volunteered their time to assemble, handout, and deliver the hampers.  Christmas truly is the season for giving.

We at the Food Bank send all of you our heartfelt wishes for a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

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