No summer holidays for food bank
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Jul 10, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

No summer holidays for food bank

St. Marys Journal Argus

Dear Editor:

I am writing to express my thanks to all those who continue to donate so generously to our food bank.

After Christmas, we are usually well stocked for a time, but as always, the supplies begin to dwindle around Easter time. It isn’t too long before we begin to see empty shelves here and there. By the time summer is in full swing, we are completely out of many items.

Items such a tuna, salmon and other tinned meats are generally gone or down to a few spare cans. Our soup supply this year is fast disappearing too — especially creamed soups, which are a favourite of many families as they can often turn a simple can of soup into a complete casserole or meal of some sort.

In any case, as donations continue to come in, sometimes a box or cart full, other times a can here or there, we are so grateful for each item. Thank you to all those who don’t forget about the food bank during the warm summer months. A fixed income is a fixed income and weather does not change the needs of certain individuals.

To all those people who purchase the brown pre-packaged bags of groceries at the Independent and drop them off in the Salvation Army bin in the store, a big thank you.

To all the banks, churches, businesses, service clubs, schools and individuals who continue to donate to the food bank regardless of the season, thank you so much. It is more appreciated than simple words can express. And to those who donate in the form of cash or cheques, thank you for giving us the means to purchase some of the items missing from our shelves.


Pam McGirr

Family Services Coordinator, St. Marys Salvation Army

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