SACKVILLE, N.B. – The shelves at Sackville’s Food Bank are brimming over, thanks to the generosity of the Sackville community.
Volunteers with the local food bank have been overwhelmed with the donations that have been pouring in over the past couple for months.
“It’s wonderful to not have a lot of room left on our shelves . . . and we would like to thank our donors for that,” says Heather Patterson, a volunteer with the Sackville Food Bank.
Patterson says local organizations, daycares, businesses, schools and individuals have certainly come through this season and helped to fill the shelves, f
ridges and freezers with food, just in time for the food bank’s busiest time of year.
She says people have been stopping by on a regular basis with bags or boxes full of food or monetary donations, particularly over the past few weeks.
“I think people kind of plan their Christmas around giving something to someone else. And for many people, they’ve chosen the food bank for their donations, so we’re very grateful for that.”
Patterson says the monetary donations always help to get the food bank through the tougher times, particularly in the summer months when donations tend to be sparse.
Without this community support, the Sackville Food Bank would not be able to assist its growing number of clients that use the service, so they are thankful for the ongoing donations, says Patterson.
“We would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season and a prosperous and healthy new year.”