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Tara Evans (CFNR). Bill Willis, Pearl Lennox, Robin Willis and Margery Phelps (Food Bank),  Josh Gallant (Owner) and Jonathan Stelmacker (Supervalu).  Jamie Mason and Yulanda Leighton (CFNR)
REPORTING · 18th December 2009
Walter McFarlane
It was a day of donation at SuperValu on Saturday, December 12th when CFNR joined SuperValu staff and volunteers from the Kitimat Food Bank to bring in more items for the 2009 Christmas Hamper Drive.

“Today CFNR has volunteered to come in and set up in front of SuperValu in Kitimat and help us collect donations for the Kitimat Food bank,” said Bill Willis. “We have half a pick up truck full back there, it's starting to come in. The weather is beautiful here.”

The number of clients using the Ktimat Food Bank has climbed from 140 to 220. Willis spoke very highly of Kitimat’s ability to give. They are unsure of the reason for the increase but he suggested that the needy could be people from out of town or service workers who have to tighten their belts after Eurocan’s announcement.

In January, the Food Bank will be changing their policy. Clients will have to fill out new forms with their Health Care card number and the card numbers of everyone in their household and provide a bill with their home address on it.

The Kitimat Food Bank is run by donations from the public. Whatever is left over from the Christmas Hamper Drive becomes their operating budget for 2010.
Jonathan Stelmacker, Yulanda Leighton and  Josh Gallant load the donations into the truck.
Jonathan Stelmacker, Yulanda Leighton and Josh Gallant load the donations into the truck.
By the end of the day, the truck was full of food donations.
By the end of the day, the truck was full of food donations.
increase in regards to eurocan workers
Comment by Angelique Gielens on 27th December 2009
I assure you that the increase was not due to Eurocan workers. They are still being paid and can at this time afford Christmas and all the trimmings. Next year you may find many laid off workers having to use this service, but we would never take from hungry mouths at a time when we can afford to feed our children. That would be just greedy and morally wrong on so many levels.