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Upper Island Branch donation to the Loaves and Fishes

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Upper Island donation to the Loaves and Fishes on 29 March, 2023

It is one of our favourite charities and thanks to our members, we donated a cheque in the amount of $1,311.99.

Left to right: Lois Earle, (Loaves and Fishes volunteer), Janet Harms, (Loaves and Fishes volunteer), Sharon Bickle, Anne Smith and Dianne Michaely (This picture was also on the Loaves and Fishes facebook page on 29 March, 2023)

Working with our local Island grocery store, Country Grocer, our members turn in their grocery receipts to Janet Harms and she takes them back to Country Grocer. For every $1,000.00 in grocery receipts, Country grocer gives a gift card for $10.00. The $311.99 in the above cheque for $1,311.99 is because of the generosity of Country Grocer.

The 1,000.00 donation is made up of cash collected from our members at our Christmas lunch, and a top up from our branches finances.

At our Christmas lunch, our members also bring in food items. Our members take these to the food banks soon after our Christmas lunch.

Left to right: Janet Harms, (Loaves and Fishes volunteer), Lois Earle and Sharon Bickle

This photo was on the Loaves and Fishes facebook page on 22 Dec. 2022 with the comment:
“Thank you BC Hydro Power Pioneers for your 150 lb. donation of food”.

Taken from Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank facebook page on 16 April, 2023
“The average of 300,000 pounds of food per month going through Loaves and Fishes
warehouse happens in large part because of our incredible team of over 650 volunteers!”


Left to right: Janet Harms, Abby (Loaves and Fishes) and Anne Smith