Food Bank helps out year round

Raising money so that the Lake Cowichan Food Bank helps out year round

George Lees (left) buys a raffle ticket from Lake Cowichan Food Bank Society secretary Cindy Vaast (right) and volunteer Linda Snowdon on Jan. 19 at their annual hot dog fundraiser at Country Grocer.

Some charity programs tend to focus on raising funds over the Christmas period. The Lake Cowichan Food Bank Society, however, is actively helping people year round.

On Saturday, Jan. 19, the LCFB held one of its annual fundraisers, a hot dog sale, in front of Country Grocer.

As well as the hot dog sale, the volunteers were selling $20  raffle tickets for a cruise with Holland America.

The lucky winner will find out who he or she is on Jan. 26, and has the option of choosing one of the destinations offered by the cruise line, or taking a $2,000 credit toward the cruise of their choice.

Although NHL hockey may have taken away some of the customers, LCFB secretary Cindy Vaast says they still raised $235 and sold a couple dozen raffle tickets. The tickets are still available at Curves or at the town’s tourist centre.

 

 

 

 

 

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