Fundraiser fills cupboards

An idea to raise money for the Nanoose Bay Community Cupboard was so successful it will become an annual event.

An idea to raise money for the Nanoose Bay Community Cupboard was so successful it will become an annual event.

Dave Kasprick, owner of the Red Cod Forge, held a Christmas studio open house Dec. 17 and was overwhelmed by the generosity of the community.

The event generated $434 for the Nanoose food bank and Kasprick said he had so much fun holding the fundraiser, he’s going to do it again next year.

The artist donated the proceeds from the sale of his original forged star fish as well as other one-of-a-kind metal pieces which completely sold out, to the Nanoose Bay Community Cupboard.

People also dropped off food donations.

“All the donations helped out. It was a huge success. We had lots of people come by from all over,” he said.

Virginia Brucker was also pleased with the generosity of the community.

Brucker and her husband, Charlie, started the Nanoose Bay Christmas Elf Program more than 20 years ago and the food bank that grew out of it now helps more than 100 people a month.

Brucker said the big cash donation was a welcome surprise.

“I thought we might get $100. I was amazed by the total,” she said, adding the money will go a long way in buying fresh fruit and vegetables for the needy after Christmas.

The Nanoose food bank provided help to more than 200 people over the holidays.

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