WFP Saltair Sawmill manager, Mark Buckley presented LRCA Executive Director, Marsh Stevens, and Food Security Coordinator, Paula Masyk with the $10,000 cheque (Cole Schisler photo)

Western Forest Products donates $10,000 to LRCA Food Bank

The LRCA was one of 13 food banks to receive a donation from WFP

Western Forest Products, (WFP) made a $10,000 donation to the Ladysmith Resource Centre Association Food Bank as part of a $100,000 donation to support 13 different community food banks.

“This is a incredibly generous donation at a time of great uncertainty. In addition to ongoing need, community members, who mere weeks ago never imagined that they could be facing food insecurity, will be looking to the LRCA for assistance. This donation will go a long way toward us being ready for that increased demand.” Marsh Stevens, Executive Director LRCA.

RELATED: LRCA Food Bank sees outpouring of community support during COVID-19

In a press release, WFP CEO Don Demens said the donation came from conversations with community leaders. Through those conversations, WFP identified a common need for food bank services among all the communities where they operate.

The Company’s donations to individual organizations will range in amount depending on community size. Donations will support the organizations in their ongoing work to meet community needs.

“This generous donation will help us enormously with the increased numbers of local families we are expecting in the coming months as a result of the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic,” Paula Masyk, LRCA Food Security Coordinator.

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