Bill Tilland and Nairne Culver at the Kiwi Cove Community Garden this spring – fresh veggies donated to the food bank.

Bill Tilland and Nairne Culver at the Kiwi Cove Community Garden this spring – fresh veggies donated to the food bank.

Hunger awareness week is Sept. 21-25

Here in Ladysmith, over 300 people come for food for their families each week.

According to the national organization, Food Banks Canada, 850,000 people use food banks each month and 37 percent of those people are children. Here in Ladysmith, over 300 people come for food for their families each week.

Ladysmith Food Bank will be serving their clients this week fully aware of the needs in our community. Ladysmith took part in the Hunger Count in March 2015. The results are not published yet, but the results of the 2014 count are available for your consideration.

This week our Food Bank will help by bagging non-perishable food for singles, couples, families and large families on Monday. Volunteers will cheerfully greet our clients on Tuesday offering them a choice of fresh produce from Kiwi Cove Gardens and day-old bread and pastries from local stores to go with their bags of food.

You could help Ladysmith Food Bank by giving non-perishable food to the box in one of our local churches or a bin at a local grocery store. You could drop off money or food at the Ladysmith Resources Centre. Your money will triple in value due to the strategic purchasing of case lots and sales. Ladysmith Food Bank is very grateful for all the help you give to our hungry neighbours.

Caroline Davidson,Food Bank PR ConvenorLadysmith