Food bank users increase on the Sunshine Coast
NORFOLK (Feb. 19, 2009) Sailors sort through food items checking expiration dates while volunteering at The Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia.
The volunteer project was part of a two-day training conference at Naval Station Norfolk to promote the Navy's Community Service Program. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maddelin Angebrand/Released)
As people leave for summer vacation the Sunshine Coast Food Bank is looking to fill some volunteer positions.
Norm Blair says more people are using the food bank and during the first five months of this year they saw a 14% increase in the number of children who used their service.
Volunteers usually give up four hours of their time on a weekly basis and a variety of positions are available.
A BBQ fundraiser and food drive are being organized for this weekend at Your Independent Grocers. It will go from 11-3 on Saturday.
Blair says there are 650 registered households who use the food bank’s services and their pantry is getting low.
Blair says some items that are needed include tuna, rice, pasta, and veggies.