Food Bank grateful for corporate support

Kootenay Savings and Investors group provide much needed help in September

The Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank relies on donations year round, and residents show their support by buying ducks for the July 1 race, shopping at the annual garage sale and through many donations made through the year.

But corporate support is vital as well, and Food Bank director Stan Salikin feels it’s important to acknowledge two corporate citizens who have helped the Food Bank a great deal this September.

“Firstly, Kootenay Savings held their annual movie night,” Salikin said. “this was a huge success, with a large number of attendees. They raised $3500 in food and over $500 in cash, which is simply tremendous. Thanks to Patty and Terry Ross, management and staff at the credit union for your wonderful support. The Food Bank on behalf of our clients wish to express our sincere appreciation for your contributions and those of the donors.

“On September 26 we attended the annual comedy evening at the Key City Theatre sponsored by Investors Group. this event supports our food bank as well as Cranbrook. Admission is by donation of food to the food banks. We thank Investors Group for their continued support and generous contribution. This event was an overwhelming success. It raised $2800 in food for Kimberley as well as $300 in cash.”