Second Chance Food Co-op will be open one day per month

“Welfare Wednesday” is the day that the Second Chance Food Co-op will be open

Editor:

Do you know when “Welfare Wednesday” is?

This is the day when welfare recipients receive their cheques. There is some variation of the day each month, so they use “Welfare Wednesday” instead of a date.

“Welfare Wednesday” is the day that the Second Chance Food Co-op will be open for persons living below the poverty line in our town.

Persons receiving welfare payments and others living on low income may sign up to shop at the Co-op from 10 a.m. to noon at St. John’s Anglican Church on Buller Street on that day.

The Co-op is for single people who have less than $20,000 income per year and couples who have less than $25,000 per year. They may register before it opens or on that day.

The organizers of this Co-op will purchase non-perishable foods and sundries at wholesale prices. Volunteers will mark up the items to cover expenses and shelve them for buyers one day per month.

Organizers hope that buyers will be able to save enough money on these purchases to allow them to buy meat or produce from the other stores.

There are posters about this Co-op around town.

For more information, contact Yasmin at shepherdlab@shaw.ca.

Caroline H. DavidsonLadysmith