March 1, 2016

Lake Country Food Assistance Society awarded $25,000 SIDIT Grant

The Lake Country Food Bank, operated by the Lake Country Food Assistance Society, has been in operation since the mid-1970s, and has served the community as a registered charity since 1988. Currently the Society serves 600 to 700 people each month; based on the municipal rate of growth, this number is expected to climb to over 1000 within ten years. The Lake Country Food Bank has been planning for a new facility for 3 years to meet the needs of the community. The land has been donated by the District of Lake Country and the completed building will be owned by the municipality. In addition to providing food, the facility will include space to develop a community nutrition program in future and provide resources and referrals to other service agencies. The long term economic impact will be food security to those in need and employment to those supporting the program.

“The Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust is proud to be supporting this very successful volunteer Society,” states Grace McGregor, SIDIT Chair. “The new facility will create temporary jobs, on the job training for construction and trades students and one permanent job. Everyone benefits from food security and this project will contribute to the long term economic stability of Lake Country.”

Joy Haxton, Chair, Lake Country Food Assistance Society says “It’s because of SIDIT and all the generous donors and volunteers that we were able to raise the roof on the new Food Bank! To live in a community like this with this kind of support, we’re in the best place in the world. How could you not love this community?”

For more information contact:

Lake Country Food Assistance Society

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