Coquitlam SHARE Food Bank is responsible to the Tri-City area and has been receiving an influx of refugee families signing up to use their services. Syrian refugee families are set up with SHARE so they will have food coming in above the 10 dollar daily allowance they receive for food from the government. Unfortunately, SHARE is receiving no further assistance to feed these families.
James Huckin of St. Andrew’s United Church in Port Moody has set a plan in motion both to assist SHARE and to help the families feel welcome in their new country by providing a welcome package of food which includes some items that these families are used to.
You are invited to participate in this service opportunity by bringing in donations of the following food items:
- White sugar
- Olive oil; Canola oil
- Sticky rice; Jasmine rice
- Laird Green Lentils; Red split lentils
- Fava beans; Kidney beans (not green/string beans)
- Bulgur wheat
- Tahina/Tahini (sesame seed paste)
(If you have difficulty finding these items, check out Real Canadian Superstore or No Frills.)
We will collect the above items at the back of the sanctuary.
They will be sent over to St. Andrew’s United for packaging and transportation to SHARE.
Questions? Contact Secretary Anne at the church office: firstname.lastname@example.org