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Increased Food Bank use has Salvation Army reaching out for help

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More people are using the food bank in Williams Lake, leaving the Salvation Army scrambling.

Captain Isobel Lippers says as quickly as they restock their supply, they’re giving it out.

“We had the big peanut butter drive done at Save-on-Foods-we still got lots of peanut butter left but everything else that we’ve had on our shelves is dwindling down big time. I’ve purchased canned vegetables and fruit and it’s all gone, and I just purchased some more Monday.”

Lippers says the Salvation Army will be doing a food drive at Safeway on Saturday, March 19 from 10 am until 6 pm.

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She says 96 people dropped in to their share shelf with 15 families receiving hampers Monday alone.

“It’s everyone- single people, young families, single families, and it’s just not people who are unemployed but people that have low income paying jobs who are finding it really tough,” says Lippers when asked who was using the food bank.

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