Report of the Chair 2015
The year of 2015 at the Stittsville Food Bank was a year of change as we grew and learned from one another on how to make the food bank more efficient for volunteers and our clients . We have learned from each other by listening. The Stittsville Food Bank has come a long way over the years.
Groceries are dated by month and year in order to reduce waste. This is a lot of workand keeps volunteers busy. Stocking, sorting and date checks is one of the ongoing jobs. Cleaning, organizing, picking up food and speaking at the schools are some of the jobs the volunteers help with.
Stittsville food bank has well over seventy volunteers in a year. There are teams serving clients on a weekly basis, also volunteers picking up food at all the bins around Stittsville. The volunteers are the back bone of the Stittsville Food Bank and they consist of people aged 12 and 65 years old. Our volunteers are committed, intelligent, and strong individuals and I am so proud to be the Chair of the Stittsville Food Bank.
May 2015 we held the annual Volunteer and Donor Appreciation Evening. The evening was a great success in recognizing volunteers, individual donors, businesses, and our fire services for all their help. We have had many visitors to the food bank in 2015 from the schools, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers Guides and Brownies. Thank you for wanting to learn about the Stittsville Food Bank.
Our holiday hampers for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas were filled with many extras this year thanks to the tremendous support of our community. The Stittsville Food bank believes clients should be treated with respect and dignity. Healthy food is essential in all our lives therefore providing milk, eggs, cheese, meat, fresh vegetables and fruit to our clients is extremely important.
Healthy food = Healthy minds.
Everyone needs help for something at some point in their lives, so it never hurts to ask if you need assistance. We are here to give people a helping hand up and hope someday they are able to help someone else.
We are so fortunate to live in the caring community of Stittsville, where helping your neighbor comes naturally. The Stittsville Food bank does not receive any type of funding assistance, buy relies 100% on donations from the public. Without this assistance the food bank would cease to function. 2015 donations of food and cash ensured the continuation of support to those families in need. From the many businesses, organizations, service clubs and individuals Thank you so much for your assistance in 2015.
As in the past the Stittsville Food Bank still runs solely on volunteers.
Thank you all,
Chair, Stittsville Food Bank