NEWS RELEASE · 23rd December 2015
Kitimat Food Bank
A big thank you to all the volunteers who donated time sorting and wrapping gifts, sorting out food and packing hampers, setting up and taking down tables at the hall, driving and delivering the hampers. We had lots of drivers this year so deliveries were completed very quickly – “many hands make light work”. Fortunately the weather cooperated quite well for delivering hampers.
We have had some hefty donations come in this past week boosting our total dramatically. Donations include Anonymous $20; L Meeds $100; N Snyder $50; Kati’s Knook $100; D Kelly $200; L Kelly $100; G Kastoris $100; Anonymous $20; Gareen Ball “Sharing Tree” on location at City Centre Mall $715; R Brady $50; Dr. ECA Feldhoff Inc. $150; Anonymous $100; Catholic Women’s League $250; Kitimat Pentecostal Fellowship $969.70; LNG Canada Kitimat Food Bank Challenge $10, 350; Anonymous $20; A Harris $40; Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary $250; H&C Borralho $100; Loblaw's (Kyle’s No Frills) $1000; J Pilkington $75; Northern Gateway Pipelines $750; Canadian Tire – J Bryan Gascon Investments $1500; RTA Gate Collection $7121.85; RTA Company Contribution $7,200; Civeo $500; Santa Visits Collection $175; Envision Financial (Full Cupboard) $910 and Lander General Power $200. Our total to date is $43,172.85 – thank you so much to all who donated.
I would like to thank the Hamper Committee core group who, with their host of volunteers, make the annual Kitimat Christmas Hamper Appeal such a success, Marjorie Phelps, Pearl & Brian Lennox, Lois Godfrey, Sally Rigoni, Sandra Knowles, Sheila Reeves, Liz & Woody Waddell, Janet & Jim Scrivens and anyone I may have missed who worked extra hard during “hamper week”. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
Last but not least our thanks to all the media who supported our appeal and gave us the much needed publicity to bring this to fruition. Thank you all again for “Caring and Sharing” and making Kitimat and Kitamaat Village wonderful communities to live in. We wish you all a blessed Christmas.
Rio Tinto donated $14,200