Kimberley’s Food Bank has a whale of a sale

Annual Food Bank garage sale nets $7364, hundreds attend

They came, they saw, they shopped. The Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank annual garage sale last Saturday was a resounding success, making more than any previous sale.

“Total merchandise and refreshment booth revenue was $7364, fall raffle tickets sales added another $310, reports Food Bank Director Stan Salikin.

“It looks like this year we set a new record,” Salikin said. “Last year’s garage sale grossed $6970, plus ticket sales.”

The curling rink was jammed with merchandise and jammed with customers from the moment the doors opened, keeping volunteers very busy. And the volunteers did a tremendous job, Salikin says.

“It was a lot of work to get the sale ready, large crews were on hand from Tuesday right through till Saturday to set the sale up and then on Sat to sell the merchandise and clean up after.

“Thanks to all the directors and volunteer staff for you tremendous help. Many of you  put in long  hours. Your help is very much appreciated.”

Salikin says the Food Bank also wishes to thank the many donors who brought merchandise for sale — the sale couldn’t have happened without them, he said.

He also thanked all who attended and supported the Food Bank through purchases.

Left over merchandise was taken to the Salvation Army in Cranbrook, where it will hopefully be sold for another good cause.

All the funds raised from the Food Bank Garage Sale stays right here in Kimberley to support needy children and families.

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