The Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake food bank for youth is in need of donations. File image

Boys and Girls Club food bank needs non-perishable items

Youth access the food bank regularly throughout the week

A food bank that helps youth in the Williams Lake area is in desperate of donations.

Alexandra Weiand, operations supervisor for the Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake, said the centre’s food bank is used by quite a few youth throughout the week and drop in to pick up food as they need it.

“We really need non-perishables,” she told the Tribune Tuesday.

“We see lots of youth picking up snacks such a granola bars and things like that, but then we also have some youth who are parents and even need baby formula or baby cereal.”

Anyone wanting to donate food is also encouraged to think of items that do not require a stove or even a microwave because, Weiand said, some of the youth coming to the centre for food are living in tents.

She said if anyone is thinking of donating, to consider choosing non-perishable foods that don’t require a stove or a microwave.

“Some of the youth live in tents,” Weiand said.

Donations for the food bank can be dropped off at the front office, 17 Fourth Avenue South across from Safeway.

Read more: Tons of fun had by all at Boys and Girls Club Street Party



news@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

RANCH MUSINGS: Is there insurance against nature delivering surprises to agriculture producers?

There is much talk about producers being resilient in their responses to… Continue reading

Feldinger selected as one of four recipients of new BC Rugby bursary

Asked about receiving the bursary, Feldinger said she was extremely grateful.

Speaking up for resource communities topic of #TheNorthMatters meeting in Williams Lake Sunday

“No one’s here to cause a problem,” Barnett said. “We’re here to solve a problem.”

Former Olympian Ian James jumps into new role with city

New director of community services happy to be in the lakecity

Lost and Found showcases power of abstract and found art

In the Station House’s Main Gallery this month art is found amidst discarded things

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Federal party leaders address gun violence after weekend shooting near Toronto

One teen was killed and five people injured in the shooting

Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Scheer says the cut would apply to the lowest income bracket

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

Coming Home: B.C. fire chief and disaster dog return from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

The pair spent roughly one week on Great Abaco Island assisting in relief efforts

Most Read