Saturday, July 14: Food Bank Drive & BBQ

Your Independent Grocer in Sechelt is teaming up with the Sunshine Coast Food Bank for a BBQ and Food Drive on Saturday, July 14. Members of the community are invited to attend, enjoy some great BBQ, listen to music and give to the Food Bank.

In 2017, there was a 23% increase in the number of households registered at the Food Bank. For the first five months of this year, the Sunshine Coast Food Bank noticed an additional 8% increase that includes a 14% increase in the number of children. Presently, there are over 600 households registered at the Food Bank with an average of 160 households attending the Food Bank on a weekly basis.

In April, the Sunshine Coast Food Bank extended food distribution hours on Wednesdays to include an evening time slot from 4:30pm – 6:30pm. This extension was offered to help community members who were unable to get to the food bank during its usual Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11am – 1pm food distributioin time slot due to work or other conflicts.

To help meet the demand of increased participants and extended hours, Your Independent Grocer in Sechelt is teaming up with the Sunshine Coast Food Bank for a BBQ and Food Drive on Saturday, July 14. Members of the community are invited to attend, enjoy some great BBQ, listen to music and give to the Food Bank.

Some of the food items needed include: tuna, rice, pasta, lentils, salmon, veggies, tomatoes, rolled oats, baked beans and peanut butter.

Sunshine Coast Food Bank is one of the 35 programs offered by the Sunshine Coast Community Services (SCCSS). To learn more about the Sunshine Coast Food Bank CLICK HERE.

Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018
Time: 11am -3pm
Location: Your Independent Grocer
Address: 5530 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Sechelt

Sunshine Coast Community Services, the largest nonprofit on the Sunshine Coast, has been making our community stronger, safer and more resilient since 1974. Our organization supports over 5000 community members through 35 programs in four main areas: Community Action & Engagement, Child and Family Counselling, Child Development and Youth Services and Together Against Violence.