To the Editor,
Re: Let’s see poor’s qualifications, Letters, Sept. 25.
There are now seven satellite depots for the Nanaimo Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank.
Early this year we changed over to computer registration from a card index for our clients.
They register in households, and the food bags and supplies are apportioned according the number of people in a household.
All clients have to register every six months with ID for all members and proof of living at a Nanaimo address.
They also have to show ID each time they use a depot and they receive two pieces of paper; one half with information for them and the other half to be checked off by helpers as they pick up eggs, bread and food bags.
Each household receives food every two weeks but they can come in on the interim week for bread only and refreshments and fellowship.
The computer system records the date they last picked up their two weeks supply, for how many people and at which depot.
Clients can go to any depot, but the same computer system is used at each one.
It also records any pertinent information. There is also a one-time registration available for transients.
I extend a welcome to James to attend one of the food depots and hear the thanks we receive as people leave the building.
Loaves and Fishes
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church