Terrace Churches Food Bank
Knox United is an active member of the Terrace Churches’ Food Bank. The Food Bank is a charitable organization consisting entirely of volunteers. Each participating church is asked to appoint a representative to sit on the organizing committee. The Terrace Churches’ Food Bank is associated with BC Food Banks and Food Banks Canada and receives food from sharing programs coordinated by these organizations.
Distribution of food occurs one week each month from October to June. Food is distributed to reflect the size of the household. A number of local stores support the Food Bank by donating fruit, vegetables, baked goods and diary products as well as other seasonal merchandise. We also give diapers, formula and baby food to families with young children.
Prior to distribution week, there are work bees on Friday, when shipments of food are received, and on Saturday to break down large packages into smaller portions. During the distribution itself, 2 churches are responsible on each day to provide volunteers. These churches also supply an interviewer each, to speak with clients and determine household size. Knox volunteers work on Wednesday mornings of Food Bank week, from 9:15 – 11:30 am. New volunteers are welcome.
For further information please contact me through the church office at 250 635 6014.
Knox United Food Bank Representative