Letters: Sharing what we have

Food banks are often forgotten in day-to-day lives

It was heart warming to read in the Feb. 13 edition of the Sooke News Mirror that Sooke is responding to the cry for help from the Sooke Food Bank.  Kudos to the Girl Guides of all ages for their generous donation of 120 lbs. of food generated from a fun party at the Legion.  Also, the idea of bringing one item to each meeting is a wonderful one.  Perhaps other clubs would consider that idea.

But, we all must remember these 6,200 people in Sooke who are struggling to feed themselves and their families. Children in our neighbourhoods are going hungry. Personally, I feel this is not acceptable. We are donating our charity money overseas because of sad commercials on TV. Our food bank has no means to reach people except through the paper, and by no fault of our own, we tend to forget.

Something a lot of folks aren’t aware of is the coupons available at the cashiers at the two grocery stores here. When I have asked to buy a “B.C. Sharing Coupon,” some cashiers don’t even know what it is. It is money that goes to the local food bank to buy fresh produce, dairy, meat, and sundry products.  The coupons are only $2, and I have learned to ask for a food bank coupon, rather than “B.C. Sharing.”  This idea was set up for all of B.C., and will contribute money to the local food banks wherever you buy one.  Let’s shop here, and make donations if we can. Two dollars can go a long way. I recently bought 20 lbs. of potatoes for $4.

These people are down on their luck, and as my mother used to say… “There but for the grace of God go I.”

Nancy Most

Sooke

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