The shelves at the Salvation Army food bank in Williams Lake could use some help, said food bank co-ordinator Sarah Carter Friday.
“We gave out 220 hampers in May, 396 in June, and last month we served 2,663 meals,” Carter said. “We have been really busy and are seeing lots of new faces.”
Donations could be anything, Carter noted.
“Instant noodles, spaghetti sauce, canned fruit and macaroni and cheese supplies are really low. Right now we have about a three months supply for our food hampers.”
Williams Lake Fire Chief Des Webster confirmed the fire department will be holding its annual Christmas in July Food Drive on Tuesday, July 26.
“We just haven’t determined which areas of the city we are going to go into yet,” he said.
The SA’s family services co-ordinator and outreach worker Tamara Robinson said there is also a shortage of volunteers to work in the soup kitchen, drop-in and food bank.
Even people who volunteered in the past that might be interested in helping out again are encouraged to contact her.