Ucluelet First Nation dishes out big donation to Food Bank

The West Coast is embracing the season’s giving spirit.

The West Coast is embracing the season’s giving spirit.

The Ucluelet First Nation announced a $5,000 donation to the Food Bank on the Edge’s Christmas Hamper program on Monday.

These funds brought the bank about halfway towards its goal of providing 110 Christmas Hampers to West Coast residents who need some help this holiday season.

The Nations’ president Les Doiron said a delegation recently opened the government’s eyes to the impact the food bank has on Hitacu, the UFN’s principle location and home to 205 members.

“During the recent presentation from the Food Bank on the Edge at the last executive meeting, the government was surprised how many of our citizens and neighbouring First Nation members access the food bank services on a regular basis,” he said through a recent media release.

“Several of our Executive members made personal donations and commitment to time at the upcoming Annual General Meeting to run for a board position.”

The Food Bank has seen its need grow consistently every year since its launch in 2003 with a roughly 10 per cent increase in clients coming each year.

 

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