Food Bank donations are down

Food Drive on Sept. 10

Dear Editor

I would like to thank everyone in the communities of Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, Spences Bridge and Walhachin for the support they have provided to the South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society. Our Society serves all of the communities listed above and the surrounding areas.

At present we have five staff and our summer student, Ally Godau, is in the Ashcroft Tourist Booth five days a week.

Today I want to let the communities we serve know that we are doing a food drive on Sept. 10. We are doing this with the help of The Journal, Safety Mart, Ashcroft/Cache Creek Rotary Club, Lions Club, Interior Savings Credit Union, Country Squire Gift Shop and you.

Food donations to the food bank program have been down two-thirds since Christmas.

Your Sept. 6 Journal will include a brown paper bag with directions on it.

We are asking you to donate canned or dry goods in the bag. You can either have it picked up, or you can drop the bag off at the South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society offices on Bancroft St. in Ashcroft, Interior Savings Credit Union on Railway Ave. in Ashcroft, The Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal on 4th St. in Ashcroft, or at Country Squire Gift Shop on Hwy 97 in Clinton.

If you live in Ashcroft or Cache Creek and you are unable to drop off your bag there will be a pick-up between 9 am and 11 am on Saturday, Sept. 10. All you need to do is set the bag out on your front step.

We are here to serve and support you and your family. We would not be able to do that without the support of our communities. Thank you.

Denise Fiddick

Executive Director, South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society