LETTER: Step up to support food bank

With regard to the article on the dire situation at the food bank, an idea springs to mind.

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.

Michelle Pahl

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