Tuesday May 19, 2020 ~ NANAIMO, Vancouver Island
by Mary Brooke ~ West Shore Voice News
The Island Corridor Foundation (ICF) announced today that it will be donating $2,000 to each of seven food banks in the central and south Vancouver Island areas.
The total donation of $14,000 is to assist with purchasing food for those in need during the COVID-19 crisis, it was stated in a news release today May 19.
Andrea Thomas, Manager Corridor Development, ICF said: “The ICF is a part of many different communities on Vancouver Island and wanted to provide some assistance where we are able to. This is a small contribution but hopefully will make an impact and help ease some of the stress on people and families in all our communities.”
Food banks ~ ‘no donation is too small:
Peter Sinclair, the Executive Director of Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank in Nanaimo said: “We are so thankful for the support from the Island Corridor Foundation during this unprecedented time. Their support will help ensure families in our community have food in the coming weeks and months.”
He continues: “Please consider donating to your local food banks and help provide people in your community in need with food. No donation is too small.”
Seven food banks:
The food banks which have benefited from the $2,000 donations are: Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank in Nanaimo, Comox Valley Foodbank, Mt. Arrowsmith Salvation Army Community Ministries in Parksville/Qualicum, Port Alberni Community Food Bank Salvation Army, Cowichan Valley Basket Society, Goldstream Foodbank in Langford and the Mustard Seed in Victoria.