Food bank needs help

Chilliwack Food Bank reserves are dipping to critically low levels.

Chilliwack Food Bank reserves are dipping to critically low levels.

“We are experiencing an urgent need for food and funds at the moment,” said Ian Pratt, community ministries director for Chilliwack Salvation Army.

They have an abundance of soup on the shelves for some reason, but little else.

“The need increased again by about 10 per cent,” he said. “That’s been going on since Christmas. Donations are down by a significant amount as well.”

They’re specifically in need of cereal, canned meats and fish, meal helps and general foodstuffs — excluding soup.

They’re planning a Christmas in July push for donations on July 8 and 9, with a goal of raising $15,000 to feed the hungry.

“We’ll be out in the community with our famous kettles and a cheery smile on those two days,” he said.

Before that they’ll be looking for additional kettle volunteers.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

‘I love you this much’: Chilliwack firefighters share drone video on two-metre physical distancing

The Chilliwack Firefighters Association has been doling out helpful, visual reminders about COVID-19

COLUMN: The other graph that shows B.C. can beat COVID-19

Is the curve being flattened? data on hospitalizations provides a crucial answer.

UPDATE: Missing Chilliwack teen found, safe and sound

RCMP ‘pleased to confirm’ teen has been located

Health officials are restricting visitor access to facilities in Chilliwack and Hope

Access rules for CGH and RCH, long-term care homes, and assisted living facilities have changed

COVID-19 case diagnosed at Abbotsford rehabilitation residence

First Abbotsford care home to have confirmed COVID-19 case

VIDEO: How doctors in Canada will decide who lives and dies if pandemic worsens

Officials in several provinces have been developing guides so that doctors don’t feel alone

Two people fined after B.C. police spot online ads re-selling 5,000 surgical, N95 masks

Police confiscated the masks, being sold at inflated prices, and now working with Fraser Health

Sex workers face new risks during COVID-19 pandemic

‘Desperation has kicked in’ for vulnerable, undocumented workers unable to access help

Unclear if Cowichan couple refusing to self-isolate will face penalty

No fines or charges have been laid to date, including Cowichan couple who won’t self isolate

COVID-19: Postponed surgeries will be done, B.C. health minister says

Contract with private surgical clinic to help clear backlog

Black Press Media ad sparks discussion about value of community newspapers

White Rock resident hopes front-page note shines light on revenue loss during COVID-19 crisis

Vancouver man, 21, charged after mother found dead in Squamish home

Ryan Grantham, 21, has been charged with second-degree murder

Most Read