If your garden and fruit trees are producing a surplus, food banks look forward to donations of any extra fresh produce.
In the summer, also schools are closed so families who relied on breakfast or lunch programs are having to stretch their food budgets farther.
“The kids are at home more and are not able to access the school programs,” notes Sunshine Coast Food Bank coordinator, Dale Sankey. Some items they always need more of are proteinbased foods such as canned meat and fish, beans and peanut butter, she said. Food Bank in Sechelt also accepts canned goods and money, which can be dropped off Monday to Friday at Lamprey Lane, or at the SCCS building on Inlet Avenue. Donations can also be made online.
Sunshine Coast Food Bank, Sechelt – 5657 Lamprey Lane, 604-885-5881 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Gibsons Food Bank (Salvation Army) – 682 Gibsons Way, 604-886-3680 – salvationarmy@ dccnet.com Pender Harbour Community Church -12891 Lagoon Rd. Ron Phillips 604-883- 2270 /883-2374