West Shore Parks and Recreation staff tackle summer hunger

Inter-departmental competition nets 1,600 items for food bank

Westshore Parks and Recreation staff met their own personal challenge when it comes to helping out their community.

Aware that attention to local food banks is focused on “giving” during the Christmas season, staff at the recreation centre ran a food bank challenge in June in recognition of a need that exists all year round.

Staffers ran a competition between four departments and collected more than 1,600 items for donation to the Goldstream Food Bank.

“I felt staff had a lot of fun with the challenge; demonstrating amazing generosity,” said Kristy MacKinnon, aquatic co-ordinator at West Shore Parks and Recreation. “They were thrilled with the contribution they were able to make.”

Food for the Goldstream Food Bank can be dropped off at local grocery stores, or directly in the basement of the Royal Canadian Legion at 761 Station Ave. on the first three Tuesdays and Wednesdays of the month. For more information, call 250-474-4443 or visit foodbank.islandnet.com.