1st Komux Pathfinders assist food bank

The food drive held last Saturday by the Comox units of Girl Guides of Canada was the most successful one to date.

AFTER COLLECTING FOOD door to door in Comox

The food drive held last Saturday by the Comox units of Girl Guides of Canada was the most successful one to date.

The annual food drive had 40 girl members aged from five to 16, 10 adult leaders and numerous parents going door to door in the Comox area asking for food donations. The outpouring of support from the community was outstanding.

Danika Lindsay, a member of the 1st Komux Pathfinder unit, said, “It feels really good to know that we are helping people in need.”

She is just one of 12 members of the unit that planned and organized this event.

Teagan Parkin, another member, said, “It’s really cool to see how much food we gathered just walking around for two hours.”  Pathfinders are girls aged 12 to 15 in Girl Guides of Canada. Community service is an important aspect of the program.

“Picking this time of year for the food drive helps fill the shelves of the Comox Valley Food Bank at a time of year when they really need it,” says Debbie Wright, a leader with the unit.

Food bank workers who greeted the girls when they arrived with vans, trucks and cars loaded with food were overwhelmed by the size of the donation, saying it was one of the biggest food drives that they had ever received.

The girls were happy to stay and help sort and unpack the food in preparation for the volunteers who would then arrive to organize and put away the non-perishables.

The 1st Komux Pathfinders would like to take this opportunity to thank the Town of Comox residents for the support and generosity of this yearly community service project. They also thank the 1st Komux Sparks, 7th Komux Brownies, 1st Komux Guides and the 1st Comox Valley Rangers and all the parents for assisting with the food drive.

For more information about Girl Guides of Canada, contact cvdistrict.ggc@gmail.com or visit the national website at www.girlguides.ca.

— 1st Komux Pathfinders

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