REPORTING · 1st February 2016
2015 Hamper Appeal
The Kitimat Christmas Hamper Appeal now has a final total and we would like to thank everyone who so generously donated to the 2015 appeal.
There are many individuals, organizations and businesses who assist the Food Bank on a regular basis and we would like to thank them all for their ongoing support over the years – Overwaitea, Fields, Your Dollar Store With More, Pyramid Office Supplies, Robin Austin’s office, Ti Mat (Stacey), City Centre Mall, Envision Financial, Beitz Computer & Office Supplies, all the local schools and churches. Super Valu was a very strong Food Bank supporter for many years and now No Frills will carry on in their place. In the last article I missed thanking Robin & Bill Willis who also give numerous volunteer hours to the Food Bank.
The following groups brought in food and gifts before Christmas – Snow Valley Ford, Marlin Swim Club, Vitality Spa & Clinic, Bandstra Transportation Systems Ltd., District of Kitimat (Tamatik and Riverlodge) and Shopper’s Drug Mart.
Final donations received include D. Egan $100; J A Hildebrandt $150; LNG Kitimat Food Bankl Challenge $300; K Douglas $60; DL Baker $2000; S Blackman $25; M Gastel $100; Food Banks BC $1404.26; D Gleig $50; L Mueller $250; C Willis $100; J M McLeod (in memory of Nidia Cabral) $25; P Reiter $50; B Cranch $150, R Krickan $100; L&P Larose $250; W&P Dawson $200; Golder Associates $1000, C Yan $200; F Wheeler $500; M Maesiele $100 and K Lewis $100 giving us a grand total of $50,387.11 – WOW this brought us very close to the $52,186.93 raised in 2014! These donations, along with all the gifts and food, allowed us to fill over 272 hampers at Christmas and gives us enough to carry on through 2016. This continues to show how generous the citizens of Kitimat and Kitamaat Village are when it comes to supporting the less fortunate members of their communities. Thank you all again for your generosity.
Once again a huge thank you to all the media who continue to ensure “the word” gets out to the community – we could not manage without all your support.
Wishing each and every one a very prosperous and happy 2016.