When supply chains were disrupted by recent weather events, the Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre was still able to meet the needs of the community. (File photo)
Magnesium found in dark leafy greens helps dilate arteries and lower blood pressure. File photo

When supply chains were disrupted by recent weather events, the Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre was still able to meet the needs of the community. (File photo) Magnesium found in dark leafy greens helps dilate arteries and lower blood pressure. File photo

Summerland Food Bank benefitted from high school food drive

Donations provided help when food supply chains were disrupted

While grocery store shelves were bare in the days immediately following massive flooding in British Columbia, the Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre was able to provide food for those in need.

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Hal Roberts, resource director at the food bank, said the facility had adequate supplies for the community.

He said the food bank buys in advance and had food on its shelves. In addition, leadership students at Summerland Secondary School had held their annual Halloween for Hunger food drive just weeks earlier, on Oct. 31. That event collected more than 2,800 kilograms of food from the community.

Until food supply chains were restored, the food bank was low on frozen meats. Dairy products, which have a limited shelf life, were also an issue for the food bank, he said.

The food bank has become an important service in the community, supplying food to more than 500 people each year.

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