Central Saanich helps pay for Sidney Lions Food Bank

Associated costs previously covered by Town of Sidney

Central Saanich is pitching in to help feed the Peninsula’s food bank.

While the Sidney Lions Food Bank makes its home in Sidney, they help clients from across the Saanich Peninsula. During this year’s rounds of grant-in-aid allocation, Central Saanich council opted to offer some funds paid by Sidney for the non-profit group.

“They’ve bought into this, recognizing that the food bank provides for the entire Peninsula,” said Sidney Mayor Larry Cross.

The food bank recently moved into a new municipal building adjacent to Iroquois Park.

Central Saanich OK’d a one-time grant of $12,500 for transition costs associated with the move. That council also offered a $3,8000 grant – one third of the annual operating costs for the Sidney Lions Food Bank.

The non-profit pays $1 a year rent for the building at 9586 Fifth St. The Town of Sidney also covers the cost of utilities.

Learn more about the Sidney Lions Food Bank, and how to donate, online at www.sidneyfoodbank.com.