With regard to the article on the dire situation at the food bank, an idea springs to mind. Abbotsford has a population of over 100,00 people.
That’s approximately 20,000 families, or to put it another way, 20,000 people who are going to pop into a grocery story at some point every week.
And every grocery store has a food bank bin. I just wonder how much of a hardship it would be to pick up, each week, one item. Rice, peanut butter, pasta and sauce, cereals, flour and sugar, baby food.
How much of a strain would it be to add the $2 to $5 to the bill? That’s a cup of coffee when you’re out, or a stop at the convenience store for a pop and some chips. The end result would be 20,000 items to the food bank each week, 80,000 per month.
I believe the people of Abbotsford want to help, and this would be a simple and effective solution.