Letters: Come help with the work

Sooke Food Bank asks Port Renfrew letter writer to come help

Open letter to Mr. Costeau:

Thank you very much for your letter and past support.

What the article in the Sooke News Mirror failed to mention was our attempt to reach out to the people in Port Renfrew for support by attending our AGM or our fundraising meetings. Nobody has offered to volunteer time.

What we have received is a list of how many hampers are needed (with no ID required) and not even a smile from the person who comes to collect the food (approx. $300 value).

We also have said we would help the clients set up their own food bank. The only concern seemed to be the last day they could come and pick up their food.

We are sorry that we are unable to send up a bunch of food any more, but we have never and will never turn anyone away, that comes to us in need. Our next meeting is set for April 29, 2013.

Kim Metzger

Sooke Food Bank Society