Tyler Pelletier

Enderby drives food bank support

Firefighters held their Christmas food drive Sunday, with all non-perishable items donated to the Feed Enderby and District Food Bank

Public support is strong for Enderby’s reorganized food bank.

Firefighters held their Christmas food drive Sunday, with all non-perishable items donated to the Feed Enderby and District Food Bank.

“There was a really good response which is amazing because we’ve pushed things (donations) pretty hard,” said Scott Hemenway, Feed Enderby chairperson.

The fire truck was kept busy as it made the rounds collecting food. Santa Claus was also aboard and he spent time collecting Christmas wish lists.

“It was awesome. We had around 120 kids and a whole bunch of food,” said Kevin Alstad, fire chief.

Shelves were also bolstered recently by the Realtors Food Drive and the production team behind Go With Me held a raffle for the food bank.

Hemenway isn’t surprised by the generosity of residents.

“We’re seeing what people always do. They give to the food bank,” he said.

“All of this helps tremendously. I’m encouraged by the spirit of the community.”

Feed Enderby was formed this fall after the Salvation Army withdrew from operating the food bank.

The goal is to establish stable funding.

“The city is looking at what it can do to help and I hope Area F (regional district) can help,” said Hemenway.

“Other organizations are also being considered.”

Feed Enderby could possibly operate with a $40,000 annual budget.

Currently, residents can access a food hamper every 60 days but that timeline may shrink if financial resources are available.

“We will evaluate the policy in February and make a decision for March,” said Hemenway.

 

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