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General News · 22nd December 2012
On days like this when the snow is falling, the house is warm with lots of food from harvest on the shelves and the festive days ahead of us, I know all of you share the thankfulness of being able to live on this beautiful island with all the friends and special people surrounding us. So at this time I am thinking of those that did not get so lucky this year and maybe have not so much to look forward to in the coming week. The food bank on Cortes has been around for a long time, and Samantha Moore has been running it with other volunteers.

If you have some extra money to spare, get your cheque book out now and write a cheque and drop it in the mail. The cheque should be made out to the Cortes Island Food Bank and you can mail it to Samantha Moore, Manson's Landing V0P1Ko, or walk into the bank on Monday and deposit some money into the account. Be generous if you can, give a little bit if you can. No amount or donation is too small.

You can also donate items if you don't have the extra money but have some extra groceries at home: Non perishable items only. Suggested items: cereal, juice, rice, pasta, beans, canned soups, canned vegetables, canned tuna, peanut butter, toilet paper. There are food bank drop boxes at the grocery stores.

Warm homes and full stomachs keeps everyone healthy and happy, so lets try and make sure everyone on Cortes will have a special Christmas. A big Thank You to Samantha and all the Cortes Island Food Bank Volunteers for purchasing, packing and distributing the food!!!