Even before this website launched, Coast residents were rushing to give and extend helping
hands to those facing financial and
health challenges. As government regulations designed to slow the Covid-19’s advanced, it became evident the four Food Banks would face increasing demand. Calls for emergency aid increased almost immediately. Area service clubs, businesses, elected representatives and others have issued pledges and challenges to help the Sunshine Coast Food Banks Drive fill the shelves and enable outreach to those in need.
Responding to a special time of need in our community, local organizers from the
ecumenical faith community, area service clubs, businesses and volunteers are building
a harmonized effort to help stock the shelves for the anticipated increased demand for
the Coast’s Food Bank services. With most residents now self-isolating but still wanting
to help, our “virtual food bank drive” enables donors to make financial contributions
through Sunshine Coast Community Services, to be distributed equitably among the
four Food Banks.
As the global coronavirus pandemic morphs almost hourly, business closures are
leaving local workers and families facing a cloudy future, with no paycheques, incoming
bills, and possible lengthy waits for government assistance. For these neighbours of
ours, the Coast’s four Food Banks are islands of hope in a sea of uncertainty.