On Dec. 16, Sooke council is set to discuss whether they can support the Sooke Food Bank with a one-time ‘COVID donation’, made available from the district’s contingency fund. (Black Press Media file photo)

On Dec. 16, Sooke council is set to discuss whether they can support the Sooke Food Bank with a one-time ‘COVID donation’, made available from the district’s contingency fund. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke to discuss whether to give Sooke Food Bank one-time ‘COVID donation’

Council to decide at special meeting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 16

Sooke council is set to discuss whether Sooke Food Bank should receive a one-time donation from the district to help cover their exceeding budget costs for this year.

On Wednesday (Dec. 16), Coun. Jeff Bateman will bring forward the idea to provide a one-time COVID donation, made available from the council contingency funds.

The district sets aside $80,000 in a contingency fund each year.

The Sooke Food Bank Society spent $278,000 last year, and this year expects to top $310,000, said president Kim Metgzer.

Metgzer told council recently the food bank needs more space, which would allow it to distribute more food.

READ MORE: Sooke Food Bank voices dire need for bigger space


 

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