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.