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NEWS RELEASE · 3rd February 2014
Kitimat Food Bank Society
Way to go Kitimat – you have surpassed all past years donations for the 2013 Kitimat Christmas Hamper Appeal with a final total of $58,363.56! We are absolutely amazed and so grateful to you all for your generosity – churches, schools, community organizations, small businesses and the large corporations along all their employees and you, the general public of Kitimat and Kitamaat Village. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

The final donations include R Krickan $100; A Van Der Haven $100; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 993 $500; D&K Leuze a$150; Kitimat Presbyterian Kirk Session $200; M Gastel $100; M. DaCosta $50; Snow Valley Figure Skating Club $53; M Collier $100; J Kennedy $50; Anonymous $50; Anonymous $40; RSK Excavating & Contraction Ltd. $1000; D P Welsh $40; S Hall $40; T Newton/L Gibson $80; Atco Crew c/o D Barbosa $645; K Douglas $50; S Krahn $300; Royal Canadian Legion $1000; Kitimat Pentecostal Fellowship $1087; J Harnadek $100; L Marleau $100; R Mueller $500; L&J Thorne $100; CBC’s Open House/Food Bank Day $766; White Rain Investments (Mr. Mikes) $1850 and Mountainview Alliance Church $71.70.

Once again we would like to thank all the wonderful volunteers who donated so much of their time, energy, vehicles, and support. I must note that I failed to thank Bechtel, who, along with D L Baker employees, also donated bicycles. Thank you to Christ the King Catholic Church for the use of their hall during hamper week as this facility gives us the space we need and easy access for drop off and pick up. The gifts we received this year were absolutely amazing. We had enough drivers with vehicles to enable us to be finished before lunch on delivery day. Thank you to Overwaitea and Super Valu for their donations, not only at Christmas, but throughout the year. Thank you to all the school children and staff for the donations of food. Thank you to all the churches in town who support us year round not only with donations but with fantastic volunteers to man the Food Bank every week. Thank you to all the media (print, radio and TV) who “get the word out” and without their continued support we would not be as successful as we are. Last, but not least, I would like to extend a big thank you to the Food Bank Executive who manage the day-to-day running of the Food Bank – Marjorie Phelps, Lois Godfrey, Bill & Robin Willis, Sheila Reeves and Sally Rigoni as well as Pearl Lennox who co-chairs the Hamper Appeal. As the saying goes “It takes a community to raise a child”, it also “takes a community to feed the hungry”. Thank you all and God bless. May 2014 bring you every happiness.

Sincerely

Luella Froess
Publicity Chair