Busy times at the food bank

A 10-year single day high set last week

  • Dec. 8, 2014 5:00 a.m.

On Thursday, Dec. 4, the Comox Valley Food Bank distributed 370 bags of food to 244 households, feeding 341 adults and 172 children.

“We haven’t given out this many bags in one day since before 2004,” said Comox Valley Food Bank president Jeff Hampton, in a press release. “Last month,  November, we gave out  991 bags for the entire month. We expect to be very busy for the rest of December.”

As  Christmas and New Year’s both fall on Thursday this year, the food bank will be closed both days, and the following Fridays as well, (Dec. 26 and Jan. 2). It will be open on Tuesday, Dec. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for hamper distribution. The  first distribution day for 2015 will Thursday, Jan. 8.

 

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