Editorial: How low can they go?

Does it get any lower than this?

A Langley charity that serves one of the community’s most basic functions — providing food for people who can’t afford it — has been victimized not once, not twice, but three times within a 72-hour span.

Sources, which began serving Langley as the community’s only accredited food bank last year and now has a roster of nearly 600 clients, was robbed of $1,000 in gift cards on Thursday, Dec. 10.

That crime was quickly followed by the theft and subsequent destruction of their only working vehicle — a rather distinctive looking cube van. But the thieves still weren’t done,  racking up $1,300 worth of charges on the agency’s gas card.

And if stealing bread from the mouths of the community’s most vulnerable members weren’t enough, this all happened a mere two weeks before Christmas.

There’s not a lot of point in trying to publicly disgrace the low-life individuals who did this — clearly, they have no sense of shame.

What matters now is that the food bank gets the help it needs to get up and running at — or as close to — capacity as possible — and soon.

That means they will need donations of gift certificates or groceries to replace the cards taken.

They are also desperate for a vehicle large enough to collect donations and fuel to operate it.

We’re not worried.

Two weeks is more than enough time to fill the shelves and get Sources back on the road, so that the 600 people who depend on them don’t walk away empty-handed this holiday season.

And if there’s one thing we’ve learned about Langley, it’s that people here always seem to step up when the situation calls for it.

Langley Times

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