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Langley Food Bank event commemorates spirit of giving

This Friday, Sources Langley Food Bank is hosting a community event to commemorate the community’s generous response to our truck theft last year.

On December 10, 2015, someone stole $1,000 in gift cards from our food bank. The next day, our one-tonne truck that we use for picking up donations was stolen from its parking spot. The following day, the gas card was used to buy $1,300 in diesel. When the truck was found later that day, it was ruled damaged beyond repair. We despaired. But then, the community responded by buying us a brand new truck, lending us additional vehicles and drivers, and donating tens of thousands of dollars. As a result, we were able to provide over 600 Langley families with food for the holidays.

As the anniversary of that incredible event comes around, we want to appreciate the spirit of giving in the community. On December 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sources Langley Food Bank (United Church, 5673 200 St.), the public, our community partners and everyone who helped us last year are welcome to drop by, enjoy refreshments, music and holiday cheer. There is no cost to attend, though cash donations will be gratefully accepted.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Westminster Savings has donated $5,000 to Sources to assist those left homeless by the recent Paddington Station fire in Langley. The credit union is accepting donations at all of its branches (please reference account #333975101), and will also be collecting donations at our event Friday.

We hope to see you there!