The Comox Valley Food Bank is extending its open hours, effective November 17, until the end of December: open until 2 p.m. daily, Monday to Friday for donations.
“This is the time of the year when the majority of our donations and funding are received; which enables us to continue our ongoing programs to help people in need,” said Comox Valley Food Bank president Jeff Hampton in a press release. “With over 30 years year of continuous operation we have been able to make a difference in the lives of those we assist.”
Hampton added that there has been a noticeable increase in the number of children needing the food bank’s assistance lately.
“Last Thursday November 7, we gave out 280 bags of food to assist 242 adults and 119 children,” he said. “Please help us to make the hampers more nutritionally balanced by donating fresh fruit and vegetables, quality children’s snack items, eggs, cheese, canned foods and protein products.”
Christmas Day and New Years Day are both celebrated on Thursdays this season. As a result the last hamper day in December will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 23 from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The first hamper day for the New Year will be Thursday Jan. 08, 2015.
Daily drop-in days for fresh vegetables and bakery items will resume on Monday Dec. 29 until Wednesday, Dec. 31 and again on Monday Jan. 05, 2015.
The Comox Valley Food Bank is located at #1 -1491 McPhee Ave. in Courtenay. The mailing address is P.O. Box 3028 Courtenay B.C. V9N 5N3, Our phone number is 250-338-0615.
We are a registered non-profit society and able to issue tax receipts for cash and cheque donations.
Our website is www.comoxvalleyfoodbank.com and our email is info@firstname.lastname@example.org;. We are also now on FaceBook.