To the Editor,
Re: Hamperville setting itself weighty goal, Nov. 19.
Recently, a group from our church, St. Philip’s by-the-Sea, Lantzville, experienced a tour of the Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank operation and warehouse. We were fortunate to be toured by dedicated, innovative executive director Peter Sinclair.
We were overwhelmed with their accomplishments and methods of utilizing enormous amounts of food donated from local food outlets. It is inspirational to observe truly what ‘sharing the wealth’ can bring about. I can’t begin to list what this energetic undertaking must mean to Nanaimo residents in need.
At the moment, their goals are in full tilt, sorting and packaging for the Hamperville project.
Sinclair has used his creative skills in numbering, designating, coding and directing the generous amounts dropped off at Loaves and Fishes or picked up by volunteers. His staff is equally dedicated and qualified for this enormous task.
May all Nanaimo families in need feel the abundance and caring of fellow citizens this Christmas season. And may all Nanaimo residents experience the satisfaction of knowing we are our brothers’ keepers.