A bountiful blueberry sale has provided a welcome donation to the Chilliwack Food Bank.
The fundraising sale was initiated by the Rotary Club of Chilliwack After Hours, and tied in nicely with their motto to “bloom where you’re planted.” With the help of other local Rotarians, they were able to sell enough Klasseen Farm blueberries to hand over $700 to the food bank.
They usually do thier frozen blueberry sale in January, but with a challenge thrown out by president Patti Lawn to make a difference during COVID-19, the club decided it was a good time to do another one.
Don Armstrong, the Chilliwack Food Bank coordinator, says the timing is perfect.
“With Covid 19, we now are serving 800 families in a week,” he said. “Without the help of community people and service groups, we could never do what we do.”
The $700 donation translates to $2,100 in actual food that can be purchased, due to the food bank’s buying power.
As the president of a small, new Rotary Club, Lawn noted she’s thrilled that they can continue “making a difference in our corner of the community during these challenging times.”
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