Sidney-based food bank serves entire Peninsula

Food bank administrator responds to letter in the News Review

Re: Thoughts on living in a ‘land of plenty’ (Opinion, Aug. 15)

Recently there was a letter to the editor written by the director of community development from Woodwynn Farms claiming that there are no food banks and few service agencies on the Peninsula.

As the administrator for the Sidney Lions Food Bank I strongly disagree with this statement. The Sidney Lions Food Bank services the entirety of the Saanich Peninsula from the northern most point of Deep Cove all the way out to Sayward Road, encompassing many communities, including Central Saanich.

In recent years we have done client surveys and found that 53 per cent of our clients come from the Brentwood and Central Saanich area, a fair amount higher than the remaining clients from Sidney and North Saanich combined.

The Sidney Lions Food Bank will continue to assist the people in need on the Saanich Peninsula as we have since 1984.

Beverley Elder

Administrator,

Sidney Lions Food Bank