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Food bank feeds more than 1,200 in Comox Valley each month

Thrifty Foods raised upwards of $13,000 and $2,000 worth of coupons for the Comox Valley Food Bank. From left: Food bank director Paul Macknight, Thrifty managers Andy Carter (downtown) and Jeff Ackinclose (Lerwick and Ryan) and food bank society president Jeff Hampton.  - Scott Stanfield
Thrifty Foods raised upwards of $13,000 and $2,000 worth of coupons for the Comox Valley Food Bank. From left: Food bank director Paul Macknight, Thrifty managers Andy Carter (downtown) and Jeff Ackinclose (Lerwick and Ryan) and food bank society president Jeff Hampton.
— image credit: Scott Stanfield

Donations help the Comox Valley Food Bank meet the needs of more than 1,200 people each month for emergency food hampers.

One-third of recipients are children.

Each month, client households receive one hamper with a five-day supply of food.

The food bank's catchment area extends from Oyster River in the north to Cook Creek in the south, and includes Denman and Hornby Island residents.

Donations most needed are fresh fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, nuts, dried beans, cheese, eggs, canned goods, juices, toiletries and paper products.

The food bank's collection and distribution program operates at 1491 McPhee Ave. in Courtenay.

It's open from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays for hamper distribution. Drop-in service is 9:30 a.m. to noon Monday to Wednesday and Friday.

reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

 

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