St. Patrick Catholic School will become the new temporary home for The Salvation Army Food Bank Storage. Through a new partnership with The Salvation Army and GPCSD, one of the rooms at the school will become a new food storage area for the organization. The room and the rest of the school have been cleaned prior as a part of the St. Patrick modernization project. The existence of the food storage room will not impact the schedule of the modernization, which is expected to conclude August 2021.

The Salvation Army Executive Director of Community and Food Services Peter Kim, met with Superintendent Karl Germann during a recent Community Action to End Poverty meeting.

“After his (Kim’s) speech we at GPCSD felt compelled to offer aid and help our neighbour in their time of need. Our District’s three-year faith theme is: Connect with Something Bigger; we saw this as a chance to help them out and give back to the community,” said Superintendent of Schools, Karl Germann.
“We are so thankful of the generosity from the Catholic School District. The opportunity came at the right time and we appreciate the offer,” said Peter Kim

Thinking about donating food for the Rotary Food Drive on Sept. 18? Make sure to check the expiration date first, because the Food Bank spends nearly $15,000 to dispose of expired food and dented cans.

“For people receiving aid from the Food Bank, Dignity is important. We want people to know they matter and that there’s no shame in receiving help and food,” said Peter Kim.

When giving donations for the Food Drive on Sept 18, feel to leave non-perishable food in a Bag or Box on your front step, teams of volunteers will be travelling door to door to pick up the food items. Non-perishable items like: Juice Boxes, Soup Cans, Crackers and Canned Fruit are needed.

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