Community rallies to make Food Bank Calendar huge success

Residents of the Comox Valley – and beyond – made the inaugural Comox Valley Food Bank Calendar an overwhelming success.

Sales and donations resulting from the production of the Comox Valley 2015 calendar, will result in almost $25,000 raised for the food bank.

The highest overall numbers were achieved by the three Coastal Community Credit Union locations, who achieved $5,000 in sales.

Many other retail outlets, as well as friends and colleagues of the producers, were acknowledged for their efforts.

“It’s business owners like Julie lsvik at Beachwood Cafe and Rudy Sanchez at Marigold Natural Pharmacy that pitched in with tremendous enthusiasm,” said Frieda Home, who, along with Ernst Vegt, created the calendar and spearheaded the campaign. “They, along with Curves Comox, TD Canada Trust Ryan Road, Scotiabank Courtenay, City Centre Spirits and Ginger 9 accounted for high numbers of sales at their locations.”

A few 2015 calendars are still available for sale at Blue Heron Books in Comox.

Planning for the 2016 calendar is underway.

 

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