North Saanich moves food bank to budget talks

The new food bank at Iroquois Park in Sidney may get a helping hand from the residents of North Saanich.

Contributions to the Sidney Lions Food Bank for 2012 will be discussed at a future meeting after councilors moved to refer the matter to budget deliberations.

Councillor Peter Chandler said a yet-to-be-determined financial contribution was a “good request,” and “something we should consider very closely, even though we haven’t done it before.”

Federal contribution is still a possibility with councillor Ruby Commandeur hoping to send a letter to the federal government, but a staff recommendation included options of an annual contribution of 25 per cent of annual projected operating costs ($3,600 for 2012) and a one-time capital contribution of $12,500 to help support the relocation of the food bank.


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